Unemployment Blog Posts

11 Tips to Stay Healthy While Unemployed

11 Tips to Stay Healthy While Unemployed

Posted by Lauren McNitt on April 8, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is challenging and it is often even more difficult when you are unemployed. A gym membership may be off the table, and making the McDonald's dollar menu part of your daily routine can be very tempting. So how do you keep working out, eating well, and attending to your mental health with a waning bank account balance and no job?... Read More ...

Coping with Unemployment After College

Coping with Unemployment After College

Posted by Ashley Norman on February 10, 2016 in Life Transitions

So you've recently graduated. You're thinking, gone are the days when you're forced to speak in front of the class, write 200-page papers, and stay up all night to study for tests (well, maybe you're never had to write a 200-page paper, but nonetheless, distinguishing between MLA format and AP style are no longer your concern). You are free to jump right into the career your major has prepared you for. WRONG! The chance of you getting a job related to your major [immediately after college] is the same chance as you being selected as tribute in The Hunger Games.... Read More ...

Dealing with Being Laid Off

Dealing with Being Laid Off

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on February 26, 2015 in Life Transitions

Dealing with being laid off is one of the most difficult experiences to go through in life. The mechanics of dealing with a layoff are well documented. Update your resume and LinkedIn page, spread the word, scope out potential companies, etc. But there is one aspect that doesn’t get a lot of attention and that’s a mistake.... Read More ...

What To Do When Unemployed

What To Do When Unemployed

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on January 22, 2015 in Life Transitions

If you find yourself unemployed, you should not give up or beat yourself up too much. In fact, you should take the opportunity that unemployment provides you and make the most of it. Here are some additional tips that can really help you along the way... Read More ...

3 Steps for Moving Home and Staying Classy

3 Steps for Moving Home and Staying Classy

Posted by Randee Portteus on September 24, 2014 in Life Transitions

Four years of independence at college is more and more frequently ending in a return to “the nest” after graduation. According to the Pew Research Center, 36% of young adults ages 18 to 31 were living with their parents in 2012. At that time, I was blissfully entering my junior year of college living in an apartment with four other girls after spending the summer 20 hours away from home in Colorado. In 2014, I am a graduate reluctantly but gratefully living with my parents in the bedroom I painted when I was 18, right before I left.... Read More ...

5 Places to Turn When Job Searching

5 Places to Turn When Job Searching

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 10, 2014 in Life Transitions

Unemployment can be demoralizing. It’s sometimes hard to make the effort to look for a new job. You feel like Sisyphus, pushing the same boulder up the same mountain day after day only to see it roll back down. But the most important part... Read More ...

How Young Adults Between Jobs Can Find Health Insurance

How Young Adults Between Jobs Can Find Health Insurance

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Life Transitions

The American healthcare landscape continues to change before our eyes as new parts of the Affordable Care Act begin to take effect. The changing landscape can be especially confusing if you’re a young adult between jobs. Should you get back on your parents’ insurance plan, sign up for... Read More ...

5 Questions to Be Prepared for in Your Next Interview

5 Questions to Be Prepared for in Your Next Interview

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Life Transitions

During your time out of work, you’ve done everything right that you can think of: polishing up your resume, reaching out to your old business contacts, you may have even gotten yourself some short-term medical insurance so that you had coverage during your time off. Nice work! Now you’ve landed an interview for a job. After doing some research and practicing your interview skills in the mirror, you’re feeling calm, cool and ready.... Read More ...

How to Effectively Use Online Job Searches

How to Effectively Use Online Job Searches

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Life Transitions

Employment sites can be fantastic research tools for online job searches. They can help you see what companies are hiring and what qualifications those companies are looking for. After that, you can focus on those businesses, check out their websites, and find out who’s in the department you’d like to work in... Read More ...

Tips from a Career Counselor

Tips from a Career Counselor

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Life Transitions

I’ll never forget the tap on the shoulder from the woman in H.R. She asked me my name, so she could make sure she was delivering the news to the right person. Twenty minutes later I was driving home without a job and without a plan. Shortly after that, I was in the office of... Read More ...

Top Job Search Sites

Top Job Search Sites

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Life Transitions

Monster has been around longer than many other job search sites and is also one of the largest. Monster provides a trusted name for people looking for jobs online. On Monster, you can either search for jobs or put up a for-hire ad and upload a résumé. After signing up with Monster, you can upload... Read More ...

Dealing With Being Laid Off: One Man’s Story

Dealing With Being Laid Off: One Man’s Story

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on February 26, 2014 in Life Transitions

Dealing with being laid off is one of life’s great Catch-22 situations. When you’re working, you often want nothing more than time off to travel, spend time with your family, fix up the house, or just decompress. When you lose your job you have nothing but time but may not be able to justify traveling or... Read More ...