There are warning signs to let you and others close to you know if you are suffering from stress. It is important to deal with stress in your job search. Left unchecked, your efforts will not produce the results you want and due to the affects of stress, your efforts could even make your job search not only harder but produce bad or damaging results (e.g. damage your network or reputation).
Stress can easily be stopped and there are tips on other posts in our blog section to deal with stress. For now, we just want to make you aware of the signs. It is important you & anyone close to you knows the signs so you can quickly deal with it & not let it ruin your job search & aspects of your life. NEVER be ashamed to admit that you are stressed. There is nothing to be ashamed about and lots of people in all walks of life can get stressed.
Here are the warning signs you should look out for:-
- Depressed Mood
- Significant Weight Gain or Loss
- Withdrawal From Activities
- Withdrawal From Family
- Increased Substance Use (Alcohol/Drugs)
- Little Things Setting Your Temper off That Didn't Before
- Feelings Of Shame
- Feelings Of Helplessness
- Feelings Of Hopelessness
- Constant Headaches
- Skin Complaints (Rashes)