This is a fascinating read: Are You Blaming Self for Being Unemployed?
Here’s my comment to Alex, on LinkedIn where he posted a link to his blog:
I talked to Ofer, and have heard a lot about him from Susan P Joyce. Great guy. I definitely blamed myself for more than I should have during my job search…. what helped was going to job clubs meeting people who were better (more qualified) than I was, and learning about their story. I figured out that it wasn’t me… it was circumstance. No one is immune.
I’m not suggesting you should blame one or the other, but I know that many of you are blaming yourself. Sometimes that blame is well-placed. But we need to move past the blame and get to a point where we can be functional job seekers.