Monthly Archives: December 2008

Taking stock of your career, the kind of stock that’s still worth something

Two questions to ask yourself when laid off

Music for Friday, which feels like every other day when you’re jobless

Today’ music selections for the unemployed

Unemployment – opportunity or limitation?

Why a layoff is both an opportunity and a limitation

The layoffs are coming, the layoffs are coming!

Signs that layoffs may be coming to your company

More layoffs – even NPR hates its employees

Why it’s surprising that NPR would have layoffs

The unemployed’s elevator pitch for the holidays

How to be prepared for family events and conversations about unemployment.

One reason to stay in bed today

Depressing unemployment news…

The 80s are alive and well on my stereo

What I listened to today while looking for a job

My first layoff – how it all began

The story of my first layoff. Many more would follow, but this one holds a special place in my heart.

Career training courtesy of the NY Department of Labor

The NY Department of Labor requires career training to collect unemployment. Read about my visit to their offices, which wasn’t as painful as it could have been.