Today could be the day that changes everything. That was how I felt almost every single day while I was unemployed a few years back. The next big opportunity was only one phone call, one email or one text message away. I was on high alert and had my phone and computer ready to respond. YetContinue reading “Today Won’t Be the Day That Changes Everything”
Long-term unemployment is devastating, slowly crushing the job seeker on many levels. The physical, psychological and financial tolls are steep and dramatic. While the number of US long-term jobless has dropped from nearly 4.5 million a year ago to just over 3 million today, the impact on those not working is still frightening I wroteContinue reading “Weekly Roundup: Fighting Back Against Long-Term Unemployment”
Chances are you will get fired at some point in your career. Call it laid off, terminated, restructured or downsized. Whatever you want to call it, it means you no longer have a job and must face the painful emotional and financial challenges. The impact can be devastating if you allow it, but there areContinue reading “Weekly Roundup: Getting Fired & Getting Back In The Game”
Week 3 of a new column I am writing for AOL Jobs. Five awesome pieces of career advice I read this week.
Is the definitive book on job search still relevant in 2014? I wrote about Richard N. Bolles’ iconic book on job search and career change for AOL Jobs
Maybe you’ve got your heart set on a full time staff job. Maybe you want to pick up right where you left off with an office, year-end bonus, health care and retirement benefits. Fingers crossed, you wind up with everything on your wish list. But how will you pay the bills and keep your skillsContinue reading “Navigating the Waters of Freelance and Contract Work”
“My daddy got fired.” I flinched a little when I heard those words blurted out by my then-five year old daughter to a random barista at a coffee shop. Ouch! Here’s something I wrote about talking to your kids about unemployment for AOL Jobs.
Keep moving and follow these steps on your jobseeking journey. Here’s something I wrote for AOL jobs.
Conduct an expert job search from your smartphone. Here’s something I wrote for AOL Jobs about making your job search mobile first.
Fired. Downsized. Laid off. Restructured. Not sure what else the kids are calling it these days, but it happens to everyone at some point in their career. It happened to me and I found seven steps that have made the transition easier and (almost) enjoyable. 1 Don’t take it personally This is the toughest step.Continue reading “You’re Fired! Seven Steps to Survive Unemployment”