Source : http://www.straitstimes.com
Amid renewed signs of global economic uncertainty and slowing growth, job security will be on the minds of many. After all, the last few years of turmoil in the global economy have seen rates of unemployment reaching record levels in many parts of the world.
Anyone who has experienced losing a job, or knows someone who has, understands how stressful and emotionally draining the experience can be. When an individual is faced with unemployment, money worries are, understandably, topmost on the mind and a prime cause of stress.
But other factors also come into play that together can contribute to an emotional burnout associated with job loss and the pressure to find new work. Social exclusion arising from the stigma of being unemployed can deprive those seeking a job of not only emotional support but, importantly, instrumental support during the job search, engendering more stress.