Your Job Will Come: Balancing job search with real life


As anyone who has been out of work can attest, looking for a job is more than a full-time job.

With the networking, finding jobs to apply for, applying for those jobs, and hopefully going on interviews, a job seeker can easily spend more than 40 hours a week looking for someone to hire and pay them for 40 hours of work a week. Yes, it's stressful to be unemployed, as 13.7 million Americans are.

Add to that the underemployed, defined by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics as people outside the 8.9% federal unemployment rate, and who are seeking full-time work but can't find it, so they have at least one part-time job. Add another pile of stress to the pile that sits in front of you as you continue looking for full-time work.

As someone who has been unemployed for almost a year, and underemployed for much of that time with various part-time jobs, I know the struggles of balancing many jobs with a job search, along with taking care of a 4-year-old daughter while my wife works full-time.

It's difficult, but there are some solutions, as we discuss today in the podcast "Your Job Will Come," which can be subscribed to on iTunes.