Long Term Unemployment and the Road Back

This is a great spot from Phil Murphy. You may have heard that Phil is running for Governor of New Jersey, and that is not beside the point, but this ad is done in the frame of Phil’s New Start Career Network and was actually released in the summer of 2016.

I have been one of those fortunate enough to have spent only a small period of my working life unemployed, and even at that is was in mid-career and not at the point where one worries that ageism will be a factor in making it back into the work force.

The sentiments expressed by the spot’s protagonist, Cliff, ring true, It is surprising and devastating how quickly perceptions of self esteem and self worth fall away, when one spends even modest amounts of time out of work.