Articles

In my attempt to stay “in touch” with the world while I am unemployed, I occasionally come across articles that interest me.  On this page I will share links to some of these articles with you.

Some may pertain directly to job hunting & unemployment and some may just be things I find interesting and/or entertaining… ENJOY!

1/7/10- CNN Money – “7 Million Jobs – Gone Forever?”

It’s been a while since I’ve shared an article and, although I’d like to start out this new decade with some good news.  The truth is.. the future ain’t so bright.  Economists actually expect unemployment to continue to rise based on population rates and some 6 million jobless folks who are no longer being counted in the unemployment #s.

Click here to read the article:  Lost Jobs.. Gone Forever?

9/15/09 – New York Times – “A World of Hurt”

President Obama is celebrating bringing back the economy from the “brink of collapse”. With financial sector stabilized and economists predicting that the Great Recession is nearing an end, our government is feeling really good about where we are currently sitting.  I for one, am not feeling so great.  It seems they’ve all forgotten about a key element of a successful economy… finding jobs for the 9.4 Million folks who are currently unemployed.  I’d love to have something to celebrate… it would come in the form of a job offer!

Click here to read the article:  A World of Hurt

What to Say When Someone Loses Their Job (Time.com)

Chances are, someone you know will, or perhaps has already met this unpleasant fate; while outright avoidance may work when it’s junior’s Little League coach, handling a relationship with a friend or coworker who’s recently suffered such a blow needs a delicate touch.

Click here to read the article: What To Say 

 8/11/09 – PC Magazine reviews the Top 20 Job Search Websites

 These 20 Web sites take different approaches to find you the right job. Some sites, like Indeed, simply aggregate material from all other sites, while sites like TheLadders make you pay to take advantage of their high-paying job services. No matter how select or general you want your job search to be, one of these sites has you covered.

Click here to read the article: 20 Best Job Search Sites – PC Magazine 

 8/7/09 – MSNBC Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.4% in July

“Economy also shed fewer jobs than expected; White House hails news”

Here’s to hoping we start to see some momentum with companies hiring!

Click here to read the article: Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.4% in July

 6/30/09 – WSJ – Only the Employed Need Apply
 
If you have been laid off and want to read an “uplifting” article by the Wall Street Journal check out the article below. In case you don’t have the time, I’ll give you the synopsis. 

The author basically outlines all the reasons that “many employers are bypassing the jobless to target those still working, reasoning that these survivors are the top performers.” As an unemployed job seeker it really gives you the warm & fuzzies doesn’t it???

Click here to read the article: WSJ \”Only the Employed Need Apply\”

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