So many people I know right now are either unemployed or underemployed. I'm wondering if there is a type correlation as to how one copes with the situation.
So if you're unemployed or underemployed, how are you coping with it? Or if you know others who are, how are they coping? Also how does your coping method tie in with your MBTI or enneagram type?
I'm underemployed. I work two part-time jobs at a total of about 25 hours a week. I'd love to have full-time hours. My situation could be alot worse, at least I am employed.
Sometimes I get down on myself about my work situation. I'm tired of applying for jobs and going to interviews only to get rejected. It's discouraging. Yet, I try not to let it get me down too much.
Introversion works against me because I'm not a natural networker. I'm not much of a self-promotor either. I prefer to wait to let others notice my strengths.
Intuition helps me see various alternatives. I see how my skills could fit various jobs even if they are different than my educational or work experience. It also helps me in gathering alternative perspectives on things. I may only work part-time but I have a whole lot more free-time than many people, which I love. I come up with creative ways to get by on less money so I don't have to sacrifice my standard of living too much.
Thinking helps me not take the situation personally. Not getting a job I want has nothing to do with how good or bad I am as a person. Companies hire who they think will be the best fit for that particular job. Sometimes they already know who they'll hire before they even interview and are just going through the motions. Thinking also helps me see the pros and cons of applying to different jobs. A job may "feel" just right for me, but I have to have something that will pay me an affordable wage.
Perceiving isn't helping me out too much. It's hard to be motivated to do job searching and set a timeframe. I like my free-time alot and searching for jobs doesn't feel like free time. I feel indecisive. I prefer to work in the library field but jobs are few and far between. Do I look for something else? I am flexible and open to many different options and willing to relocate.