Sometimes being "out of a job" is a "blessing in disguise", if you are unhappy with your present job ! It mandates a re-prioritization of your goals/values ,of which necessary and sufficient money for your "lifestyle" is only one requirement. What is most important is to like your job environment, challenges, ,boss, and colleagues. Also, I found that in many DOD/Pentagon jobs, the extra hours you put in is highly valued; sometimes moreso, than the quality of the work ! OK for "punching your ticket" like a military tour of duty but not a permanent "paper shuffle" reactionary "action officer" mode.
Workers collecting unemployment will not accept a job that pays less than unemployment insurance. Essentially they get paid not to work. Is thids a great country or what!
Too many people take handouts instead of taking a job that is "beneath them." That's the problem with the country today...the entitlement mentality.
Good article. I believe if you are unemployed in today's job market and are only surviving on unemployment benefits, government assistance or even family..it will be a very strategic move to go for positions where you feel you are overqualified for. Yes, the pay will be lower than what you were accustomed to when you were working but it will be higher than what you are surviving on now. If you find the company typically promotes from within (your former industry or a new industry) and you make your career goals known, then as you acquire new skills and credibility in the new job, management will have you on their radar in time. Just my 2 cents. I am trying to put it in practice now! :)