Unemployment seems to be a problem that is faced by many nations around the world. Whenever there is an economic downturn, people lose their jobs and unemployment rears its ugly head once more. An ever-recurring problem does not seem to have a proper solution.

Although the economic situation in the world does have an effect on employment, its impact on individuals is varied. While some people become the immediate preys of unemployment, others seem to thrive in any situation that they are placed under. No matter what circumstances they go through, they always come out on top, while others keep going down. We are not talking about those that come up by hook or by crook, but about the ones that come up through perseverance, patience and determination.

It looks like employability has more to do with the mind than with the world economics. It is what goes on inside a person’s mind that really matters. External factors can impact a person’s life to some extent, but their effect on people’s life is a direct result of their mental attitude and belief system.

When the recession started and gloom and doom were predicted, many people committed suicide even before they lost their jobs. Fear can cripple many people and make them do things that they would not do under normal circumstances. Others have been able to survive and go through the recession and come out on top successfully. Some who have lost their jobs have started businesses, which are now thriving. Recession can, therefore, affect those who allow it to take control of their lives. On the other hand, when people are determined to be successful, no recession can stop them from achieving their goals in life.