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7 Ways To Move Out Of Depression For The Unemployed

7 Ways To Move Out Of Depression For The Unemployed

This article first appeared here on 20 May 2010. 7 Ways To Move Out of Depression For The Unemployed Written by: Gilbert Goh This article  is specially written for  those who think that they have hit the end of the rope. They have done [...]

7 Major Traumas of Unemployment

7 Major Traumas of Unemployment

This article first appeared here in July 2009 7 Major Traumas of Unemployment Written by: Gilbert Goh Many readers have asked me what to expect when they were given the pink slip. Trying my best to be optimistic, I told them to stay [...]

To Counteract Job Search Blues, Volunteer (New York Times 10 Sep)

To Counteract Job Search Blues, Volunteer (New York Times 10 Sep)

The Search To Counteract Job Search Blues, Volunteer   Published: September 10, 2009 As I wrote in a recent column, being unemployed after a layoff can take a serious emotional toll. Many jobless people must look for work [...]

Worrying about a job can damage health more than loss (Reuters 31 Aug)

Worrying about a job can damage health more than loss (Reuters 31 Aug)

  Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:11pm EDT By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Worrying about the looming threat of unemployment can be more damaging to a person's health than actually being jobless, according to a U.S. study. With the United States [...]

Eight Tips For Living While Unemployed

Eight Tips For Living While Unemployed

This article was first published here on Aug 2009. Eight Tips for Living While Unemployed A few days ago, I found myself jobless. It’s too complicated to explain the whole situation, but suffice to say, it left me feeling anxious and sad. [...]

Resiliency Skills for Handling Emotional Side of Job Loss and Job Search (Resiliency Center)

Resiliency Skills for Handling Emotional Side of Job Loss and Job Search (Resiliency Center)

by Al Siebert, Ph.D., author of The Resiliency Advantage Losing your job through no fault of your own can wipe you out emotionally. How do you deal with your loss of esteem? With anger? How do you sustain your energy for searching for work? You [...]

Upgrading Out of Unemployment – Is It Possible?

Upgrading Out of Unemployment – Is It Possible?

  Upgrading  Out of Unemployment - is it possible? This article first appeared here in 2009 July Written By: Gilbert Goh I am guilty of not being ambitious enough in my life as my last educational certificate is at least 20 years ago. [...]

Why Do Singaporeans Commit Suicide?

Why Do Singaporeans Commit Suicide?

Editor's Note: This article first appeared here on 1 Dec 2010 and was brought back due to the recent spike of suicides in Singapore. If you are depressed and harboured suicidal thoughts, please email me at gilbert@transitioning.org. We have a team [...]

Unemployment blues: Value of temporary work (SD editorials)

Unemployment blues: Value of temporary work (SD editorials)

Although the job market has improved over the past year, many employers are still reluctant to make a long term commitment to growing their employee rolls until it is clear that a solid economic expansion is underway. They need new staff to handle [...]

Networking Session – A Time To Share and Encourage

Networking Session – A Time To Share and Encourage

Twenty participants turned up for the networking session on 20th Jan at 2.30pm at Chatter's Cafe. The turnout was a pleasant surprise as half an hour before, there was  a sudden heavy downpour. My heart sunk as normally Singaporeans will not [...]

Networking session – Finding hope during unemployment

Networking session – Finding hope during unemployment

  Dear Friends,   Transitioning.org is organising a networking session for Singaporeans in transition.   We are fortunate to have with us three distinguished speakers:   1. Mr Patrick Cheo   Chief Executive Officer. Patrick is a [...]

Should you grab any job that comes along?

Should you grab any job that comes along?

Editor's note: This article first appeared here on 21 Jun 2009.  Should you grab any job that comes along? Written By: Gilbert Goh Should you grab any job that comes your way after being retrenched? Many I know will try to go back to their [...]

7 Ways To Come out of Prolonged Unemployment

7 Ways To Come out of Prolonged Unemployment

This article first appeared here on Aug 29, 2009 7 Ways To Come Out Of Prolonged Unemployment Written by: Gilbert Goh Many readers I met have been out of work for many months. Many also experience joblessness  lasting more than a year. One I [...]

How To Tell Your Family When You Are Being Laid Off

How To Tell Your Family When You Are Being Laid Off

  This post first appeared here in Aug 2009 Written By: Gilbert Goh Many people I know have difficulty telling their family members when they received news that  they are going to be retrenched. The agony of losing their job and [...]

50 Ways to Waste a Life

50 Ways to Waste a Life

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never get it.  If you don’t ask the right questions, you’ll always get the wrong answers.  If you don’t take a step forward, you’re always going to be in the same place.  Life is a journey [...]

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