If you read my most recent article you should know by know that my family has been impacted dramatically by this recession. I also know that we are not the only ones. According to Capitol Hill Blue, the current unemployment rate is at 9.8 percent. 15.1 million Americans are now out of work, the department said. And more than 7.1 million jobs have been eliminated since the recession began in December 2007....more
Last week I was at a networking meeting and one of the women there works as a recruiter helping match potential employers who have a need with people who need and want to work. You'd think in this economy and the corresponding levels of unemployment that she would be the holy grail for many. Not so. She explained that one of her biggest problems are people who come for interviews, get offered jobs, and then decide to decline because they would rather stay home and collect unemployment for a while. This situation has her nearly insane!
I talked about getting a tattoo for a while. I wanted to literally mark this period in my life so that I would never forget, years from now, what I was up to and against - what really went DOWN. Never forget…
A few months ago when good friend was laid off I created these daily assignments to help keep her motivated. It was also an orderly way to impart knowledge gained during my own job search.
Use these as your own daily assignments or share with a friend in need.
Your first 10 days of unemployment:
Trina Thompson, an unemployed information-technology graduate of Monroe College in New York, is suing the college for the cost of her tuition because she feels the college has not done enough to place her in a job.
Normally when I check the blogosphere for reactions to a piece of education-related news, bloggers take a range of more-or-less nuanced stances. This story, however, has unified the blogosphere with a collective "WTF?!?"
Two weeks after graduating from The University of Wisconsin in 2006, my son Noah was on a plane to New York City where he was about to start his professional career.He had the job lined up and one he had sent his regrets to before he had graduated. Noah was not alone - all of his friends found jobs either before or within weeks of graduating from college.
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We asked 15 bloggers how PAM Cooking Spray helps them spend less time in the kitchen, and more time eating and celebrating with loved ones. Read their tips, tricks and recipes for great holiday cooking with PAM Cooking Spray, and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card. Read more