How to Quit Unemployment; Help others get What They Want

One of the best ways to jump back into the workforce, or better yet, create your own set of income streams, is to become a “people connector”. Most long-term unemployed I know have an insufficient network. They live in a career bubble. One of the best ways to build up your network is to take the blinders off and help others get what they want first.

Middle Age Job Seekers need to get Social to Succeed

Many middle age and older workers are taking little comfort these days in the lower national employment rate. Many of those who lost their jobs for one reason or another three to four years ago are still struggling to land even steady part time employment. The “oh boy” moment of how adversely unemployment was affecting me hit in the summer of 2012.

Are You “Relevant” at Job Search?

The long term unemployed need to start thinking like a teenager if they’re going to stay relevant in today’s job market. By now, most job seekers know about the importance of personal branding and managing their online presence. In addition to being good platforms to showcase your expertise, social channels like LinkedIn and Twitter are excellent resources for information

Welcome to the World of Job Insecurity

Chances are, if you didn’t lose your job during the Great Recession or its aftermath, you know someone who did. There has been much written about the damaging psychological affects the recession has caused job seekers as they try to keep it together and get back into the workforce.

Mr. Job Seeker, Show Me Your Résumé… and SAT Scores

As if looking for a job weren’t harrowing enough in this anemic job market, some U.S. companies are now asking 40 and 50 year old job seekers to see their SAT scores along with their résumés—tests they took in high school.