Working Wounded: Words to the Wise

Black (I feel like I'll never get a job) — 7.7 percent. Yellow (I get scared) — 13.1 percent. Blue (I get depressed) — 25.7 percent. Green (it's only a matter of time before I'm hired) — 53.2 percent.

Winning Strategy

Our winning strategy for job hunting in difficult times comes from Sarah R. in Norman, Okla. "While you are waiting for job interviews and jobs to materialize, live life! Take care of your health and your relationships with family and friends. Perseverance, of course, is key to job hunting in both turbulent and calm times. While you must get up each day and have a plan for the job hunt, perseverance is easier if you keep a positive attitude and maintain a balance in your life. Give yourself permission to have some fun and enjoyment. Go through the motions of living life, even if you don't feel like it."

List of the Week

Bob Rosner is the author of the Amazon.com business best seller, The Boss's Survival Guide (McGraw Hill, 2001), a speaker, and founder of the award-winning workingwounded.com & RetentionEvangelist.com. E-mail him at bob@RetentionEvangelist.com.

ABCNEWS.com publishes a new Working Wounded column every Friday.

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