Category: Unemployment

Verify Your State’s Unemployment Benefits

Verify Your State’s Unemployment Benefits

The other day I was speaking with a friend.  She told me there is discussion around her office the company is going to let go a few workers soon to save costs to the firm’s balance sheet.  It reminded me of an article I read published in the Chicago Tribune by David Lieb earlier this […]

March 15, 2016 | By More
Career Mistake That May Leave You Unemployed: No Plan B

Career Mistake That May Leave You Unemployed: No Plan B

Last week I had a conversation with a friend of mine.  She advised me a business professional we both know lost his job at the end of 2014.  He still has no job.  I also read an interesting LinkedIn post from Linda Descano entitled 7 Essential Steps for Processing a Job Loss, which prompted a […]

September 17, 2015 | By More
How to Prepare for Loss of Job

How to Prepare for Loss of Job

Today is Friday, and there are people going into work who can see the writing on the wall.  They know their time at work is numbered.  Maybe they have heard through the grapevine that the company is going to be sold. (Jobs are always eliminated when this happens!) Perhaps the company isn’t performing well and […]

August 7, 2015 | By More
What to Do When You Become Unemployed Today

What to Do When You Become Unemployed Today

Today is Friday and someone is going to lose their job.  Whether you hear the excuse “your job has been eliminated” or laid off for any other reason, the end game is still the same.  If you or someone you know will face this circumstance after today, and not planning to start a business, there […]

May 8, 2015 | By More
How to Figure Out Your Brand for A New Career

How to Figure Out Your Brand for A New Career

You would probably agree that careers in business today are becoming finely niched.  The trick is if you want to go a new direction, it requires you to carve out a new brand for your career.  Whether you’re experiencing a job transition, considering your Plan B while employed, or will be graduating this year, determining […]

March 10, 2015 | By More
A Success Story:  From Unemployed to Self-Employed

A Success Story: From Unemployed to Self-Employed

Sometimes we just need to read or hear a positive story.  Along that line, our article share this Friday is a story of a woman who went from being unemployed to successful self-employed.  We think it’s really important to tap into these types of positive outcomes.  Why?  It’s because we know there are a lot […]

February 27, 2015 | By More
Long-Term Unemployment: Tips to Avoid Loss of Job Prospects

Long-Term Unemployment: Tips to Avoid Loss of Job Prospects

Some may say that today’s article share is discouraging to highlight.  So, why are we addressing one issue that long-term unemployment may impact your job prospects?  We want you to be aware of this issue in case you or someone you know is facing it.  In an article in Fastcompany.com by David Lumb, he references […]

February 25, 2015 | By More
Loss of a Job: Have You Prepared for Plan B?

Loss of a Job: Have You Prepared for Plan B?

“I never would have dreamed that I could not find a job, that I was unemployable.” (1) The quote above was uttered by a 62 year old female worker highlighted in a Wall Street Journal article.  To be honest with you, I’ve heard a similar statement said by numerous individuals since the financial crisis hit […]

May 1, 2013 | By More