With the unemployment rate teasing 10 percent, you would think that those of us with jobs would do our best to keep it. If you’re going to screw up on the job, there are about 100 people more than willing to switch places from the unemployment line. So it is particularly frustrating to hear a [...]
Between Connecticut Democratic Senate candidate Dick Blumenthal lying about his service in Vietnam and recent news about Illinois Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk acknowledging he didn’t receive some military award you’d wonder if you can believe anyone’s work history these days. We all want to put our best foot forward – especially when you’re on [...]
Millions of Americans are jobless, and millions more fear they may soon join the ranks of the unemployed as well. Even workers who already have jobs may consider getting evening or weekend training and certification to prepare themselves for these “fallback careers” or “survival jobs”. These certificate programs at trade schools and community colleges may [...]
Marie Claire has a great article, layoff advice from “alpha females.” Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada immediately came to mind when thinking of the “alpha female.” Advice includes: More than anything else, it is so important to be financially prepared for a break in employment. The first thing I said to myself after [...]
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It seems as if no industry is immune to layoffs. There doesn’t appear to be any rhyme or reason to it. Lay offs are hitting high-tech, law firms, manufacturers, restaurants, and the travel industry. Unfortunately for those of us that still have jobs, it doesn’t show any signs of abating. So what if it happens to you? How will you handle yourself? Will you go out metaphorically “guns blazing” or will you leave gracefully with your pride intact?
WebMD: With the markets roiling and the ranks of the unemployed growing, it’s time to take a cold, hard look at a worker’s worst-case scenario: being laid off. If it happens to you, and you had health insurance through your employer, what are your options now? And what about the toll that losing your job [...]
Chandra Fox, e-resume.net: The turbulent winds of a stormy job market are here, and if the winds blow in your direction, you should be prepared to handle things. Nobody likes drastic change when it comes to their careers. Americans, on average, spend 70% of their waking hours, Monday through Friday, on work-related activities. That being [...]
Nicholas Carlson, Silicon Valley Insider: Today, 850 at Viacom, 500 at NBC Universal and another 12,000 AT&T found out they will lose their jobs in layoffs.We hope not, but if you’re in a media company that hasn’t had layoffs yet, you could be next. Here’s the good news, CareerProtection.com’s Kirk Nemer told us: It’s really, [...]
Interview Chatter: 7 Survival Skills for Job Seekers Survival of the fittest is an appropriate term in the climate of our global culture today. Not just America, but overseas – only the strong survive. Phil Gerbyshak from Slacker Manager features an article written by Tony Wagner author of The Global Achievement Gap, called Hiring the [...]