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How to Stay Motivated When Unemployed

How to Stay Motivated When Unemployed

Tips from legendary basketball coach Bobby Hurley

How job hunters can learn motivation from the famous coach who builds winning teams from the ranks of disenfranchised teens. Read More »

How to Get a Job Without a Degree

How to Get a Job Without a Degree

Tips to compete in a crowded labor pool

Tips to gain qualifications for jobs that require degrees when you don't have the desired accreditations. Read More »

'Many Thanks': How To Deal With Rejection During Your Job Search

'Many Thanks': How To Deal With Rejection During Your Job Search

Learn to let it slide off you

Even seasoned professionals are facing rejection in today's job market. Here's how one such worker handles this painful occurrence. Read More »

How to Survive 3 Layoffs in 2 Years & Still Get a Job Quickly

How to Survive 3 Layoffs in 2 Years & Still Get a Job Quickly

From unemployed to popping champagne - jobseeker success story

What do you do when you get laid-off 2X in 6 months? You seek career advice to help you build a gameplan to change your job search strategy and career path. Read More »

The Weekly Countdown: 5 Articles To Inspire All Job Seekers

The Weekly Countdown: 5 Articles To Inspire All Job Seekers

Five awesome pieces of career advice I found this week

Five great pieces of job search advice and insight I found this week from The Ladders, Buzzfeed, Come Recommended, PSFK and Business Insider Read More »

Landed a New Job Working With Animals Thanks to Help From Neighbors

Landed a New Job Working With Animals Thanks to Help From Neighbors

How a healthcare specialist got her job at a veterinary hospital

Public relations specialist Peggy Schunk shares how she benefited from the peer support from Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA during her successful job search. Read More »

How I Learned: Positive Attitude Makes The Difference

How I Learned: Positive Attitude Makes The Difference

Positive energy is contagious. Catch it if you can!

Soft skills: Positive Attitude. How the power of a positive attitude and great energy can transform your career. Read More »

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How to Answer: "What Have You Been Doing While Unemployed?"

Plan a quick, smooth response to this question ahead of time

If you are out of work, whether it is for the short or long term, you can expect this question to pop up at in interview. Read More »

"Jack-of-all-Trades" Needs A Little Career Luck From AOL

Don't make this classic mistake in job search

Learn how to turn your "jack-of-all-trades" status into a subject-matter expert so you can get the attention of hiring managers. 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 »

Take Action to Fight the Unemployment Blues

Take Action to Fight the Unemployment Blues

Keep moving and follow these steps on your jobseeking journey

Job loss is one of life's toughest challenges. What daily choices can we make to fight off depression and find the next job? Read More »

As Extended Unemployment Benefits Wane, Founder of Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors Issues Call to Action

As Extended Unemployment Benefits Wane, Founder of Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors Issues Call to Action

12 tips of Christmas for the jobseeker

With extended unemployment benefits coming to an end, the founder of a peer support group for the jobless issues a call to action. Read More »

The Jobseeker's Holiday Survival Guide

The Jobseeker's Holiday Survival Guide

10 steps to find the joy in the December job hunt

A jobseeker's work is never done. Here's a power-packed list of actions you can take in December to beat back the blues and accelerate your job hunt. Read More »

New Study: Job Seekers Overconfident in Their Abilities

New Study: Job Seekers Overconfident in Their Abilities

'Get a mentor, you need it,' say hiring managers

New study shows 85% of employers think job seekers don't have the skills they need. Yet, 72% of job seekers say they're doing a good job of marketing themselves to employers. Read More »

How Long-Term Unemployment Could Help Your Career

How Long-Term Unemployment Could Help Your Career

By Sarah Li Cain Google any news article and you'll find horror stories of people being unemployed for six months or more. You'll mostly likely read that they suffer from depression, have anxiety issues or are even suicidal. Kind of bleak, isn't it? While long-term unemployment isn't something to be taken... Read More »

Calif. Mom Linda Smith Offers $500 To Get Her Daughter A Job

Calif. Mom Linda Smith Offers $500 To Get Her Daughter A Job

Calif. mom Linda Smith offers motorists $500 if they give her daughter a job Read More »

From Loan Officer To Lounge Singer: How Fred Sanford Turned A Passion Into A Job

From Loan Officer To Lounge Singer: How Fred Sanford Turned A Passion Into A Job

Fred Sanford saw his job disappear during the financial crisis. But he reconnected with his passion for music and turned it into a job. Read More »

University To Guarantee All Students A Job Upon Graduation

University To Guarantee All Students A Job Upon Graduation

Almost half of working college graduates in 2010 held jobs that didn't require a college degree, according to a recent study. This bleak reality has prompted some schools to desperately defend their worthiness, avoid the issue altogether, or completely lie about their post-graduate employment rates. But one... Read More »

Midwest Bank Helps Unemployed Customers In Unexpected Way

Midwest Bank Helps Unemployed Customers In Unexpected Way

There are plenty of mortgage relief programs out there, from the well-intended to the deceptive and illegal. But one bank is offering real and potentially transformative help to its unemployed mortgage customers, who are struggling to make their payments. Fifth Third Bancorp, based mainly in the Midwest, is... Read More »

How to Get the Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work

How to Get the Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work

By Richard Eisenberg Although things seem to be looking up on the jobs front (claims for state unemployment benefits just fell to their lowest level since January 2008), the same can't be said for America's long-term unemployed, especially those over 50. Read More »

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