As this article suggests there are those of us that have been through the trauma of job loss and the anxiety of finding a new one.
Here are some suggestions on how not to fall into some of the traps we may not be aware of and to manage this transition period in life effectively and as proactively as possible.
Reference: Cascio, W.F. & Aguinis, H. (2005). Applied psychology in human resource management. (6th ed.).Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall.