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How to Get Back on Your Feet After a Layoff

It appears August 2011 will go down as the worst month since September 2010 when it comes to job creation. The bad news: no net jobs were created and the unemployment rate stays the same at 9.1%. The good news: no net layoffs were reported and the unemployment rate stays at 9.1%. You almost have to...

Five Tips for Finding the Job You Will Love

According to the Labor Department, the number of Americans seeking new unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level since April 2008 last week. The week-long dip-a decline of 50,000 initial claims-is the largest in more than six years. If you're job-hunting, this improvment in the market...

Stepping up the Job Search: Tips for New Grads and Unhappy Associates

Ah, Spring. A time of new beginnings and vigorous cleaning. We can smell the sunshine and Pinesol already! But as you flip your mattress and give your walls a sponge bath, don't forget a key area to re-evaluate: your job search. If reported job gains from the Bureau of Labor Statistics can be...

Dealing with Job Search Anxiety and the Stress of Rejection

Searching for a job can be a frustrating process. Perhaps most frustrating is that there's no one size fits all methodology to landing the right opportunity. You can follow someone's advice to the letter and keep missing out on opportunities, while someone else can stumble into their perfect...

12 Things I’d Do if I Were An Unemployed 3L

With all the gloom and doom reporting out lately ( only half of graduating law students can expect jobs ! and so forth), I've been thinking about what someone who's graduating from law school in a couple of months without a job offer can do, right now, to improve their prospects. I don't...

Job Hunting for 3Ls and Recent Law Grads: Coping with an Extended Job Search

Katie Slater of Career Infusion Coaching addresses a very critical issue: How can you stay sane in the face of an extended job hunt? Pay Attention to Your Mental State The last level to work on in your job search is being aware of your mental and emotional state, and not underestimating the mental...