February 17, 2011

Overcoming Job Hunting Hurdle if You’re Unemployed

There’s a scary trend building among employers, according to a  recent article on The Lookout. If you’re hunting for a job, it’s getting harder and harder to find opportunities if you aren’t currently employed. Job placement professionals and recruits, such as Matt Deutsch of TopEchelon.com have reported seeing an increasing number of employers who won’t […]

July 27, 2010

Best Places to Live if You’re Job Hunting

Not every location in the United States is experiencing the same high unemployment rates. Recently, CNN published the results of a study showing places across the country that have actually seen a growth in job availability from 2000 to 2009. If you’re job hunting and don’t mind moving, the following areas might be able to […]

December 15, 2009

Thinking About Fear and Unemployment

I have to give a presentation tomorrow to people who have been unemployed a year or longer. They’ve asked me to talk about fear, a subject that fascinates me. I know they’re thinking about the day-to-day fears that hold job seekers back, such as a fear of rejection and a fear of telephoning strangers – […]

November 6, 2009

October Unemployment Numbers Released, Unemployment Tops 10%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the October unemployment numbers and, unfortunately, they are worse than expected. The unemployment rate rose .4% over last month to 10.2% — the highest it’s been in 26 years. Economists had predicted the rate would hit 9.9%. Also in October, 190,000 jobs were lost, putting the nation’s total number […]

November 2, 2009

Top 10 Jobs in a Recession

Parade Magazine ran a great feature in last weekend’s paper with the top 10 jobs for a recession. Some of them were the same-old standards I’ve been posting about for the last year (like in Job Search Tips for the Economic Recovery and Newsweek’s Top Recession Proof Careers). But there were a couple jobs on […]

October 19, 2009

In the News: Unemployment Rate for Recent College Graduates Quadrupled from 2007

If you are a recent college graduate, odds are you are taking the brunt of these tough economic times. Two years ago, the unemployment rate among college graduates was less than 3%. Today it’s more than 9%. And with a continuing lack of job creation, those numbers are likely to increase — since the ’08 […]

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