Sunday, August 17, 2008

Tough Times: Unemployment Resources

Don't let being out of a job give you a negative outlook on life!

With the US economy in turmoil and the global economy experiencing growth pangs, there's nothing more crushing than losing one's job. Even if you have a bit of cash socked away in the bank, it doesn't last long when you're out of work.

At one point in my life, I was unemployed for almost a year. My dismissal was the result of budget cuts at the company I worked for. Because I'd been there for awhile, I was getting a good salary thanks to cost-of-living and other merit raises. I thought I was doing well. Until suddenly, I was let go. It boiled down to the fact that I made too much money. So much for success. The first thing that I wondered was "Will I ever be able to find work that I really enjoy again?" Then there's always the concern that employers will look for younger, fresh out of school employees who will work hard for peanuts and chump change.

Where the jobs are -- even now!

It's been said that one of the best resources when you're down and out and job-hunting is the web. But you have to know where to look and you have to spend a lot of time searching on line.

There's a website I've found that saves you time (and frustration): if you're looking for Unemployment resources, be sure to visit and bookmark, a complete directory of unemployment resources.

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