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10 Things You Need To Do While You're Unemployed

Job Search jobs Unemployed Jacquelyn Smith

Submitted Apr 24 2012 by Vincent Clayton, 24 comments

If you’re unemployed and worried that employers will turn you down for taking on unimpressive work during the recession or for the large employment gaps on your résumé—you needn’t panic.  A new sur...more»


The Help-Wanted Sign Comes With a Frustrating Asterisk

Job Search Job Hunting CATHERINE RAMPELL Unemployed

Submitted Feb 29 2012 by Jason Edwards, 5 comments

   The unemployed need not apply. That is the message being broadcast by many of the nation’s employers, making it even more difficult for 14 million jobless Americans to get back t...more»


What to Do If You Get Laid Off

Unemployed laid off ANDREA SACHS

Submitted Feb 16 2009 by Linda Cruz, 12 comments

Employment consultant Martha Finney doesn't pull any punches when she talks about layoffs. "The very first thing we should all do is just cop to the fact that it could be us," she says. "If we're d...more»


Unemployed face tough competition: underemployed

Job Search Job Hunting Recession Economy Unemployed

Submitted Feb 1 2012 by Katie Baldwin, 6 comments

The job market is even worse than the 9.1 percent unemployment rate suggests.America's 14 million unemployed aren't competing just with each other. They must also contend with 8.8 million other peo...more»


Faces beyond the numbers of long-term unemployed

Job Search Unemployed Sharon Cohen

Submitted Jun 14 2012 by Alison Brown, 3 comments

J.R. Childress is up before the sun, bustling about in the French colonial brick house he built. He helps pack his wife's lunch, downs some eggs or cereal for breakfast, pores over online and newsp...more»


Unemployed? Don't count on the military

Unemployed Larry Shaughnessy

Submitted Feb 23 2012 by Victor Bennett, 10 comments

Washington (CNN) -- Friday's government report showing a rise in unemployment shines a light on a new hurdle facing young people in need of work: The military isn't the reliable source of employmen...more»


8 Danger Signs When You’re Job Searching

Job Search Job Hunting Job Seeker Alison Green Unemployed

Submitted Nov 24 2011 by Jason Edwards, 3 comments

1. Flakiness. The job description seems to be a work in progress that keeps changing. You’re told that you’ll be reporting to finance and later it changes to operations. They say they’ll get back t...more»


Breaking Out of Long-Term Unemployment

Job Search Career Path Unemployment Hiring Unemployed

Submitted Nov 21 2011 by Vincent Clayton, 5 comments

Long-term unemployment can wreak havoc on a person's sense of self-worth and well-being. Worse, big resume gaps or current unemployment may also mark a job seeker as "damaged goods" and make a long...more»


A job is becoming a dim memory for many unemployed

Job Search Career Development Unemployment Christopher S. Rugaber Unemployed

Submitted Nov 21 2011 by Victor Bennett, 8 comments

Record-high one-third of the unemployed have been out of work for more than a year. For more Americans, being out of work has become a semi-permanent condition.Nearly one-third of the unemployed --...more»


Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Since 2008

Unemployed ALAN ZIBEL jobless claims

Submitted Feb 17 2012 by Elina Douglas, 2 comments

The number of workers filing new applications for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly four years, one of a series of reports offering mostly positive signs about the ...more»

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