Mounting job losses continue to take a huge toll on the economy and on household budgets. But they can also have a debilitating effect on those who are employed in less than their full capacity. In addition to the thousands who receive pink slips every month, there are those who work fewer hours than they’d like, are employed in a position that doesn’t suit their skills or forced to take a low-level job just to make ends meet. While the weak economy makes it difficult to rise out of any of those situations, experts say workers should stay optimistic and avoid desperation. No matter what your work circumstance, you can still get a fulfilling job that uses more of your talent and promotes your career even in these tough times.
Publish date: April 14, 2009