Job Tips - Category: Iowa Workforce

Mental Health and Your Job Search

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Job Search and Depression Not every job search results in depression, but often the struggle with mental health during a job search is ignored. Research studies have shown that initially after losing a job, the experience can be quite unsettling.  After the initial shock wears off, people can find a sense of relief and freedom when they are let go or quit a job.  However, if the job hunt continues for 10 weeks or more the experience can begin to lead to anxiety and depression.1  This comes from a job seeker being rejected time after time during their job search. (Please note, if you are experiencing serious depression, call 1-800-332-4224 to use the Foundation2 crisis chat line right away) In Eastern Iowa, we are seeing historically low...

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What Should I Wear to a Job Fair?

What should I wear to a job fair or interview?

Wondering what to wear to an upcoming job fair or job interview? Our advice? Keep it simple. 10 Tips on Styling for a Job Fair Here are 10 tips on how to style yourself for a job interview or job fair. Start with the basics: clean and neat socks and undergarments. These really make a difference in looking professional and building confidence. For women, wear a properly sized bra. For males, a nice pair of socks can make you feel like a million bucks. Scour your wardrobe for those basics. A suit may not be necessary, but a blazer paired with a shirt and tie or simple dress will work wonders. Clean and press your clothing the night before. Don’t rush right before an interview. Have them all laid out so you can sleep knowing your clothes...

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