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Are We Forgetting Our Unemployed?

Tweet In the best of times, it’s tough being unemployed. Today, unemployment is long, discouraging, and financially devastating experience for many Americans. As I read the newspaper and hear talking heads discuss the jobs market and the economy at large, though, I am struck by the fact that most of the conversations glides over the […]

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Getting a New Job: Next Step of Career Confirmed

Tweet The job So… I got a new job! This is going to be a great next step of my career: I’ll be working in a business development position with exposure to C-level executives. My team has a direct impact on the company’s top-line growth – very exciting, but also high-pressure. (By the way, I […]

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The Black Suit: What Every Woman Needs

Tweet The perfect black suit is a staple in any professional woman’s wardrobe. This weekend, I bought a brand-new black suit from Banana Republic. It cost quite a bit ($140 for the blazer, $55 for the pencil skirt, and $55 for the matching shift dress, and that’s including a 30% in-store coupon). However, I’ve had […]

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7 Steps In Overcoming Rejections In Job Search

Tweet Rejections during job search are disappointing, to be sure. Nobody likes to be told that they were qualified candidates, but the management has decided to go in another direction. In this environment, however, rejections are common-place through out the job search and interview process. After the initial disappointment wears off a bit, there’s really […]

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The Hardest Part of A Job Search

Tweet One of the hardest part about conducting a job search is the waiting. Waiting to hear if your resume made it to HR, if you got an interview, if you’ve moved on to the second interview, if you got an offer. I have a couple of prospects right now that I am waiting on. I’m trying to […]

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2009 Goals Update: The Weird Thing Is

Tweet …that even though I was laid off a few months ago, I have accomplished most of the monetary goals I’ve set out in December of 2008 (and my follow-up goal made in January 2009). 1. Max out Roth IRA: $5,000 – Done. 2. Contribute to 401(k): $5,000 – Done. I actually contributed $6,000 for […]

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3 Months In, 3 Months to Go

Tweet (Or why when unemployed, you need to keep moving – literally.) When I was laid off 3 months ago, I gave myself 6 months to find a job in the States before I turn to working in China. I realize that the market is tough right now, and even though things might be slowing […]

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Job Fairs: How to Prepare So You Stand Out

Tweet Job fairs can be a great opportunity for applicants to interact with many different companies. But if you don’t prepare adequately, job fairs can be a disaster. Last week, I attended a job fair – prior to the event I debated whether I should go. I had heard the horror stories about long lines […]

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Unemployed or In-Between Jobs? 4 Ways to Keep Moving and Grooving

Tweet As I enter my 3rd week of “in-between opportunities,” here’s what I’ve realized: the freedom to construct your own schedule means the responsibility to construct your own schedule. Without a job to keep me at my desk for 10+ hours a day, it’s easy while away a whole day watching YouTube and chatting with […]

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Possibilities and Uncertainties

Tweet A lot has happened in the past couple of weeks. The biggest piece of news is that I’ve joined the ranks of the unemployed. This situation is a mixed blessing – on the one hand, having no income is of course a scary experience. On the other hand, this development will give me more time […]

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