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The Job Search Checklist by Damian Birkel

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INTRODUCTION

Finding a job is not easy—especially when you are unemployed. I've been out of work several times. I know all about having to struggle with the waves of emotion, the sleepless nights, the ongoing frustration, and the feelings of being worthless—cast aside like a piece of obsolete machinery. I, too, have had to live through the humiliation of having my professional identity stripped away and my income stream disrupted. I understand what it's like to cope with the rippling effect this crisis has on one's loved ones.

Right now, you may be experiencing what I went through during the times I was unemployed—you're in shock and suffering from information overload. You may be overwhelmed with job search materials, books, and internet sites; ...

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