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When Things Don't Go Right...

By: Amy Rossi

It’s Murphy’s Law: that which can go wrong, will go wrong. And when it does go wrong, you can be certain that some well-meaning person will pat you on the shoulder, smile, and say “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” or “Everyone has bad days, a good day is coming.”

That’s all well and good, but sometimes bad things feel more like snowballs lobbed at your face during a blizzard rather than some harmless lemons on the counter. Sometimes the bad things feel like they are going to keep on coming, no matter what you do.

I’m sure you know what I mean. We’ve all been there.

If you’re there right now, my sympathies. I promise, I won’t tell you what to do with your lemons, or try to get you to turn that frown upside down. Your frown is your own business.

But I am here to give you some thoughts about how to get out of a job hunting slump. You know the kind… the resumes don’t seem to be doing any good, you’ve lost count of how many applications you’ve put in, and you’re wondering how in the heck you

can keep doing this when the bills keep coming every month like clockwork.

Although we get excited about helping people find jobs and employment resources at CASY & MSCCN, we know the truth of the matter: a job search is no fun if you’re in the middle of it. A job hunt is hard work that comes with ups and downs—and a plethora of advice that ranges from unhelpful to plain unwanted.

I'm not going to give you the latest job