Have you or someone you know been out of work for a while? Is being out of work starting to take an emotional toll on your personal life, relationships, professional outlook and self-image? You are not alone.

A recent article by Yuki Noguchi from NPR highlighted some of the strains of long-term unemployment. People interviewed spoke about losing touch with their professional network and how employers don’t seem to be interested in hiring anyone who isn’t currently employed.

Whether you are out of work by your own choosing or because of your company’s downsizing, it’s important to take responsibility and try everything in your power to find the next opportunity. It’s easy to stay down in the dumps, but it doesn’t benefit you to stay there long.

Career Find has a variety of services to help remove the roadblocks keeping you from your next position. Whether you have been treading water, waiting for the right time to start looking or struggling on your own, Team up with a Career Specialist and take the next step in your Career path.