It you haven't unexpectedly lost your job, statistically your chances of doing keep increasing. Thankfully the stigma attached with a job loss has changed, but it appears our self perception is lagging behind.
How can you detach yourself from your title and focus on your worth to your family, friends, and community. With a little work, it can be done!
When people imagine job-search depression, they often attribute it to financial instability and frequent rejection, but it turns out that “identity is a much bigger piece of the puzzle than people had previously thought,” said Dawn R. Norris, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and the author of “Job Loss, Identity, and Mental Health.”