Underemployed

  • Underemployed, With A Degree? What You Need To Do Now

    Underemployed, With A Degree? What You Need To Do Now

    The underemployed college graduate with a liberal arts degree has almost become a sad cliché in the new economy. But what about a trained environmental scientist, with years of professional experience? Surely, he won't be forced to resort to flipping burgers or working the cash register? Consider... Continue Reading

  • Millennials: Expect To Be Underemployed Unless You Do This ...

    Millennials: Expect To Be Underemployed Unless You Do This ...

    Fifty-four percent of college graduates under 25 are unemployed or doing a job that doesn't require a college degree: waiter, retail clerk, receptionist, and so on. That is according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press. People can debate what's causing that horrific statistic --... Continue Reading

  • Employment Guilt: I Got A Job But What About The Others?

    Employment Guilt: I Got A Job But What About The Others?

    Last week I marked the one-month anniversary of the day I started my new job. I'm noticing that, like riding a bike, the routine of working full-time is beginning to feel almost comfortable again. It was tough at first, but I'm getting used to it. Although I very much dislike the fact that I have less free... Continue Reading

  • From Long-Term Unemployment To Full-Time Job: How I Beat The Odds

    From Long-Term Unemployment To Full-Time Job: How I Beat The Odds

    I'm starting a new, full-time job this week. I've waited 34 months to write that sentence. I received an offer on Tuesday and accepted it on Thursday. I can't even pinpoint exactly how I'm feeling right now, it's such a jumble. Happy, nervous, worried, anxious, sad, excited. Continue Reading

  • 4 Toxic Words That Hurt The Unemployed

    4 Toxic Words That Hurt The Unemployed

    Being without a job is tough. When you are out of work for an extended period of time, crisis of confidence sets in. And once it takes hold, it can be hard to shake. The problem is that confidence is the No. 1 thing we need to land a job. Without it, we come across as weak, insecure and desperate. If you, or... Continue Reading

  • Stop Looking For a Job, Start Looking For An Opportunity

    Stop Looking For a Job, Start Looking For An Opportunity

    A lot of jobs that once were, aren't coming back. Ever. To look for what isn't there is a waste of time and an insult to your dignity. If you haven't noticed, the world has changed -- radically. The traditional yellow brick road to success and financial security has imploded. The path to a high-paying job used... Continue Reading

  • Pain Of Job Crisis Goes Well Beyond The Unemployed

    Pain Of Job Crisis Goes Well Beyond The Unemployed

    By PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment has been stuck near 9 percent since the recession ended more than two years ago. The jobs report for September on Friday sent the clearest signal to date that the crisis will last through next year's elections. The pain isn't confined to the 14 million... Continue Reading

  • Unemployed Face Tough Competition: Underemployed

    Unemployed Face Tough Competition: Underemployed

    By PAUL WISEMAN and CHRISTOPHER LEONARD WASHINGTON (AP) -- The job market is even worse than the 9.1 percent unemployment rate suggests. America's 14 million unemployed aren't competing just with each other. They must also contend with 8.8 million other people not counted as unemployed - part-timers who... Continue Reading

  • How to Prevent Underemployment and Get Out of Job Jail

    How to Prevent Underemployment and Get Out of Job Jail

    Taking a job far beneath your abilities is what author and human resources consultant Audrey LeGrand considers putting yourself in "job jail." She says she's worried less about the unemployed than she is about the underemployed. Continue Reading

  • The Unemployment Rate Explained

    The Unemployment Rate Explained

    The national unemployment rate currently sits at 9.7 percent, down from 10 percent the previous month, but almost double what it was five years ago. This means that 14.8 million of the approximately 150 million people who make up the national workforce do not presently have jobs. Sounds simple and... Continue Reading

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