6 Ways to Catapult Your Job Search After a Layoff

The Undercover Recruiter

Coping with sudden job loss isn’t something they teach you in college or in any professional training program. Here are six tips to get over a layoff and back on the job: 1. Kick off the Search. Hit the Job Market.

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For job security, save one month’s salary

Cube Rules

Job security is a myth. Even if you are consistently adding job skills to your resume, getting great reviews, and have confidence in your ability, getting laid off is a blow. Getting laid off with no savings in the bank quickly removes all those job skills, reviews and confidence — instead, desperation starts to grab hold. And desperation is job search death. It quickly starts a downward spiral in a job search. Personal Finance Job Search

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Out Placement Firms Shorten Job Seeker’s Search by 61%


I sat in a room full of friends and people I knew that depended on their job to pay their bills and announced that all of them that their jobs would be ending in just 30 days. The job market remains extremely competitive at only 47% of US adults are currently working full time.

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5 Tips for Thriving in a Job Transition


Job transitions , whether voluntary or involuntary, can add a lot of stress to your life if you aren’t prepared for what you’re going to face. You’ll be encountering a whole new set of people and responsibilities as you find a new job and transition into the position.

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How to Win Over Your Fired or Laid Off Employees


In fact, it is one of the worst parts of my job in HR. I hate to be the bearer of bad news and there is nothing worse than telling a group of employees there have 30 days before their job and pay is no more.

2014 140

Losing Your Job and Weathering the Storm

Career Alley

A friend of mine recently lost his job (his company shut down, no severance and no benefits) and, while he was “fine” financially while he was working, he is in financial distress now that he is out of work. Looking for a new job is stressful and time consuming enough, you want to minimize the time spent on financial difficulties so that you have time to look for a job (which will also help your financial situation. I lost my job, now what?

2011 143

Job Seeker: What Are You Complaining About?

Tim's Strategy

Job seekers are a pretty quiet bunch. Don’t job seekers have a platform to scream about? Is there no official association to stand up and complain on behalf of the job seeker? Maybe the problem is that job search is very regional.

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Your job skills and talent are not enough for employment security

Cube Rules

There is a fallacy that many job seekers have: their job skills are enough to keep their job. The truth of the matter is many people have the job skills to do a particular job; those people can do your job just as well as you do. Job search skills.

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15 Tips for Cutting Expenses While Job Hunting - Jobacle.com BLOG.


To keep yourself on an even keel, commit yourself to a self-help program of cutting expenses while youre out hunting for a new job. If you had health insurance from your employer while you were employed, check into the Federal COBRA health insurance program.

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Job Change? Ten Tax Tips – Things to discuss with your tax advisor

Sklover Working Wisdom

“When the devil loses his job, he becomes a tax collector.”. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : It goes without saying: just as it is wise to look before you leap, when changing jobs, so too is it wise to consider the many steps you can legally take to minimize your future tax liabilities. To the contrary, you can take into account the tax issues of a job change when (i) planning for it, (ii) negotiating it, (iii) taking steps during it, and (iv) even when completing your tax return.

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Unemployment Extension Update

Corn on the Job

Corn on the Job Wisdom for Job Seekers Blog About Archives COTJ Blog Roll Corn Heads Contact Subscribe Unemployment Extension Update by Rich DeMatteo on October 29, 2009 Legislation Update On October 27th Senate agreed on an 87-13 procedural vote to extend unemployment insurance. At one time, I had a thriving business, was nominated Who’s Who’ in America & worked 18-22 hrs a day 6-7 days a week but know can’t find a job.

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Resume Boutique

™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job.

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wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

My best friend is three months into her first full-time job post-college. It’s not in her field, but she was generally happy with having a job, her coworkers, etc. What she should do, however, is (a) start job-searching; if she’s laid off, she’ll be glad she had the head start, and if she’s not, she can short-circuit the search at that point, and (b) be prepared to ask for severance if she’s the one who’s let go.

2013 55

everyone in my office keeps their doors shut, who controls the mail room, and more

Ask A Manager

I’m totally a weirdo and there are lots of things that are unique about me I could put except I don’t think any of them are suitable for job applications. orchids or the Cobra Commander logo). Plenty of what makes people unique is totally irrelevant to their job qualifications. I’d actually modify the question in your head to something more along those lines: “What makes you stand out as a candidate for this job? When should I start job-searching?

2014 63

is employee taking too much sick leave, I keep getting surprise raises, and more

Ask A Manager

There’s a point where someone might be calling out so much that it’s getting in the way of their being able to do their job reliably. Since I was hired as the ecommerce manager, I’ve steadily grown business, improved sales, and taken on numerous projects and responsibilities that were not originally part of my job. I enjoy my job a lot, but the pay is well under market value. Worst of luck in your job search.”. It’s five answers to five questions.

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what should a resignation letter say? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

I used to love my job (and still love parts of it) but it’s morphed into something that’s not nearly as gratifying – and quite frankly I owe it to myself and my family to see if I can find a position which pays better. I once was held back in a job — for a similar reason.

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