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Alone in the Job Hunt (Ep 238)
Episode 23813th May 2024 • The Job Hunting Podcast • Renata Bernarde
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This podcast episode addresses the issue of loneliness during the job search journey and provides valuable insights and strategies for overcoming it. It acknowledges that job hunting can often feel isolating, especially when one feels disconnected from the working world or lacks support from friends and family who may not understand the challenges of the process.

I describe various aspects of loneliness, including its prevalence across different demographics, its impact on mental and physical health, and its correlation with unemployment. I highlight research findings that emphasize the need for comprehensive strategies to support individuals during their job search, addressing both practical aspects and emotional well-being.

Many professionals experience unemployment but feel hesitant to discuss it openly. Thus, the loneliness of being between jobs is exacerbated. In this article, I summarize the episode, shedding light on the challenges of job search loneliness and offering insights, research findings, and practical strategies for overcoming them.

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Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 01:15 Diving Deep into Loneliness and Job Hunting 
  • 04:22 Understanding Loneliness: Data and Insights 
  • 14:26 The Impact of Unemployment on Mental Health 
  • 25:42 Strategies to Combat Loneliness in Job Hunting 
  • 32:30 Conclusion: Navigating Through Loneliness 

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About the host, Renata Bernarde

Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job-hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

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