Category Archives: unemployment

Why Getting Fired Isn’t The End Of The World

You never consider that it might happen to you, but getting dismissed from your job is a real possibility. Sometimes, it’s not even your fault. There are all sorts of factors that go into a potential job dismissal. Gross misconduct … Continue reading

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How to deal with the stress of unemployment

Make no mistake about it, losing a job and facing up to unemployment can be hugely stressful. It can lead to you losing your professional identity, confidence, routine and your sense of purpose. Not to mention the loss of money … Continue reading

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Age discrimination getting to you? Try these job hunting tips

Being a 50-plus worker today is tough. Being a 50-plus job hunter is even tougher. How do you get your foot in the door, much less get seriously considered for a position, in this environment? Continue reading

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The Internship: a movie where art imitates life, and gets scary

The Internship, this summer’s movie that reunites comic partners Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson (see Wedding Crashers) is billed as a comedy and can be quite funny. But it also struck me as art imitating life, to a frighteningly realistic … Continue reading

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Are College Degrees Worth the Money?

Some of the most basics beliefs of the American Dream have come in for questioning  during recent tough economic times. One of those is that going to college assures you of a higher paying job than not going does. Continue reading

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How Useful Are Best Places to Work Lists?

Keep a list of those that sound like they might have jobs you’re interested in, even if you’re not looking at the time. This fits into tactics for what I call passive job hunting, namely doing the market intelligence work you need for when you do have to search. Continue reading

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Missing HoHos Yet? How about the 18,000 Jobs that Went With Them?

The brand likely will be bought by another company now, I’m hoping they change and cheapen the formula to make them less desirable to me. Continue reading

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Should Joel Ewanick Always Be Job Hunting?

The point is that everyone, no matter what level, should always be job hunting, always be thinking of a plan B should the job you have suddenly disappear. Even the mighty can fall. Continue reading

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Guest Post Part III: What is a ‘Job’ Today?

One morning, tired of the traditional approach and with nothing left to lose, I put on a suit, commuted down the hall to my home office-studio and hired myself.
It wasn’t so much that I “formed a company with me as CEO,” as much as I stopped thinking of myself as “unemployed” or, even worse in my book, “retired.” Continue reading

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Guest Post, Part II: What Does a Job Mean Today?

By the time I returned home late that night, my life and those of about 1,000 of my former colleagues had been dramatically altered. Our company had eliminated our jobs. Continue reading

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