Category Archives: The Unemployment Experience

The Stages of Grief Apply Here — to the Long Term Unemployment issue

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thus resulting in life change. I just realized they apply to this situation, there is a definite “grief” process – when you lose a job, can’t find another, resulting in major changes in the way you think. What am I … Continue reading

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And, Just Like That, It Ends (unemployment)

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I haven’t posted much in the last few weeks, and the reason behind that is (as well as my usual procrastination issues, but beyond that) that I’ve started working. That’s right, working, on a regular basis. Like in permanent, reliable … Continue reading

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Ann Brenoff says just be yourself and I think she’s right

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I’ve loved Ann Brenoff’s writing before, and I really liked this more recent post. So refreshing, really, to come to accept yourself and then use that new-found strength of position in the job interview market. What a concept! Ann suggests … Continue reading

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Older and Out of Work: What to do, what to do. . .

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For anyone who’s interested in the topic of unemployment – such a huge problem in our country, and truly, worldwide right now – and which will get worse with this sequester – this New York Times Room for Debate opinion … Continue reading

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California Economy Finally Shows Signs of Resurgence

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I was gone over the Thanksgiving holiday, visiting relatives in Milwaukee. Honestly, I had the best intentions of blogging from there, perhaps taking a few snaps of local color and making up a story. But I didn’t. It was cold … Continue reading

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“Over 50 and Out of Work” Project

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I had this photo of the dead Palm Springs Mall in my files, thought it appropriate enough to illustrate this post on on unemployment and underemployment, highlighting a fascinating project, the Over 50 and Out of Work stories and documentary … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Consider Leaving Los Angeles?

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  Los Angeles is the future Two recent competing articles, one (the link above, from the NY Post) from L.A.’s east coast competition (well, competition for cool, anyway) seeming to finally give the city its due, at least in some … Continue reading

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No Work, Little Work? Become Your Own Job Creator

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  Become Your Own Job Creator in 10 Simple Steps I got an email today from Donna Sweidan, who was one of my excellent instructors in a mediabistro “Job Bootcamp” online seminar I took earlier this year. Her message contained … Continue reading

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We don’t need no boring resumes.

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As I’m in the process of looking for work/clients, I came across this group of unusually-designed resumes – no doubt, designed to really catch the eye of the Person Making a Decision to Interview . . . or Not. Check … Continue reading

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CHART OF THE DAY: Long Term Unemployment Is Huge Problemo — and moreso if you happen to be older

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CHART OF THE DAY: Long Term Unemployment Is A Huge Problem — Especially If You’re Old Good times! I was at a party over the weekend, celebrating Day of the Dead, a few days late. Most of the attendees were … Continue reading

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