Stories of the Unemployed

60-Second Coach: Why a Career Tweak May Be All The Change You Need

60-Second Coach: Why a Career Tweak May Be All The Change You Need

'Desperately seeking job ... but have no experience'

Making a career change or tweak. Of special interest to educators and HR people but broadly applicable, including to self-employment. Read More »

Practical Ideas For Job Seekers Who Think They've Tried Everything

Practical Ideas For Job Seekers Who Think They've Tried Everything

Help and hope for the long-term unemployed

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Read More »

A 20-Hour-a-Week Job Can Lead to 40

A 20-Hour-a-Week Job Can Lead to 40

A 6-year job search yields hope for full-time work

Part-time jobs can lead to full-time. Persistence is important in job search today. For some it takes significant time to find work Read More »

College Dropout Diary:

College Dropout Diary: "Go Big, or Go Home"

The perils of the do-it-all mentality

Continuation of the College Dropout series. A look at life in college and the mentality behind taking on everything. Read More »

Faces of Legal Marijuana: Unemployed Software Salesman Goes for the Green...Rush

Faces of Legal Marijuana: Unemployed Software Salesman Goes for the Green...Rush

Laid off at 60 and burnt out on corporate sales. Meet the new face of the legal marijuana industry job hunter. Read More »

Make A Living While Searching For Dream Job

Make A Living While Searching For Dream Job

Navigating the waters of freelance and contract work

Navigating the freelance and contract work waters. How temporary jobs can be just as rewarding as full time work and can often lead to a dream job Read More »

With Unemployment Benefits In Limbo, Jobless Advocate Heads to White House

With Unemployment Benefits In Limbo, Jobless Advocate Heads to White House

Seeks solution to long-term unemployment crisis

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors founder John Fugazzie leads a group of long-term unemployed meeting with the Secretary of Labor in Washington. Read More »

'My Daddy Got Fired' - Talking To Kids About Job Loss

'My Daddy Got Fired' - Talking To Kids About Job Loss

Keeping lines of communication open is key

Job loss is tough on you. But what about how it impacts your kids? Two clinical psychologists advise you on how to talk to them and calm their fears Read More »

Meet 'The Extreme Job Hunter'

Meet 'The Extreme Job Hunter'

Wrestling in gravy, an ad on his chest, offering gifts: This 28-year-old unemployed man is trying it all.

Dan Conway, who has been unemployed for over a year in the U.K., has undertaken a series of stunts to get attention and, hopefully, land a new job. Read More »

Nude Model Claims She Was Fired Because Of Her Work

She says she lost two jobs in the last two months.

Fetish model Sarah Hunter says she was fired from service jobs because of her erotic career. Can an employer make such a decision? Read More »

20 Percent Of  Poor Americans Unemployed

20 Percent Of Poor Americans Unemployed

Nearly the highest rate since the Depression.

Nearly the highest rate since the Depression. Read More »

10 Walmart Protesters Arrested In Washington, D.C.

10 Walmart Protesters Arrested In Washington, D.C.

Union organizers up the ante and issue an ultimatum to Walmart.

Walmart protesters reportedly have set a deadline of Labor Day for the retailer to improve conditions. Read More »

Can't Get A Job Because You're Unemployed?

Can't Get A Job Because You're Unemployed?

But what can you do about it? Read More »

Daycare Teacher Fired After Extinguishing Fire At Center

Daycare Teacher Fired After Extinguishing Fire At Center

"I didn't start the fire. I put it out," the teacher protested. Read More »

LivingSocial Fires Workers, Then Realizes It Still Needs Them

LivingSocial Fires Workers, Then Realizes It Still Needs Them

"I'm not disputing the fact that there might have been some confusion," LivingSocial's spokeswoman said. Read More »

Don't Have A 'Stable Work History'? These Employers Don't Want You

Don't Have A 'Stable Work History'? These Employers Don't Want You

Employers are using new language in ads -- which might be a way to weed out the unemployed. Read More »

How Not To Act 'Too Old' When Job Hunting

How Not To Act 'Too Old' When Job Hunting

12 tips for the baby boomer job hunter. Read More »

5 Words That Could Change Your Life

5 Words That Could Change Your Life

Gail Belsky, AOL Jobs' career reinvention blogger, explains how she found the job of her dreams -- after age 50. Read More »

Newspaper Editor's Wife Laid Off [UPDATED, CORRECTION]

Newspaper Editor's Wife Laid Off [UPDATED, CORRECTION]

Last week the editor and publisher of The Oregonian announced brutal cuts: Almost 100 of the Portland daily newspaper's 650 employees would be laid off. The newsroom, in particular, was decimated; nearly 1 in 4 editorial staffers would be jobless by Sept. 27. But that may not have been the most surprising part.... Read More »

IT Worker Loses Dream Job Over...A Bacon Sandwich?

IT Worker Loses Dream Job Over...A Bacon Sandwich?

When it comes to discussing religion or politics in the office, of course, tact is required. But just how tight-lipped should you be? Clive Hunt, a 58-year old IT consultant in Manchester, England, confronted this question head-on earlier this month when he offered to pick up "bacon sandwiches" during a meeting... Read More »

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