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Job Search, No Laughing Matter

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I got no deeds to do, No promises to keep. I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep. Let the morning time drop all its petals on me. Life I love you, all is groovy” – Simon and Garfunkel

I often try to find the “lighter side” of things in life. What’s the point if you can’t have fun? But being unemployed for an extended period of time is no laughing matter. While there are some safety nets like Unemployment Insurance and the like, these often fall short or run out. Sometimes you get so focused on the goal that you lose site of process. Sometimes you need to take that step back and reevaluate the situation. Sometimes you need to consider the alternatives. And while we all know that none of us will get out of here alive, we do need to find a way to survive along the way.

Review your plan:

  • How To Kickstart Your Job Search – Just as the title implies, everything you need to get started on your job search. Posted on JobMob, the article provides a number of useful links from the Job Search Marketing Toolkit (resumes, cover letters and the like) to links on job search checklists, planning and job search strategies to get you on your way. While you are on the site, take a look at the related links on the right hand side of the page as well as the links to related articles at the bottom of the page.
  • Find a Job: Create a job search plan – 5 days to a job search plan is the theme in this article posted on Careeronstop (sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor). This article provides the basic steps you should follow in creating your job search plan, with embedded links to related information through out the article. To further help you, there are links on the right hand side of the page for Getting Started, Assess Yourself, Explore Career Options and more.
  • How to Restart a Stalled Job Search – This article is from writejobs.com and, besides reminding you that you are not alone and that being out of work does not mean that you are not talented or a hard worker, the article provides a few points on getting your job search restarted.
  • For Job-Hunting Success, Develop a Comprehensive Job-Search Plan – A comprehensive 10-step plan from Quintcareers.com, this article provides 10 steps to creating a great job search plan. Each step (such as make the time, reflect on what you want, etc.) provides a great overview along with embedded links to related information including creating the basic tools in your Job Search Marketing Toolkit. There are additional tabs at the top of the page for Students, Job-Seekers and Career Changers. Additionally, there are related links on the top left hand side of the page.

Good luck in your search.


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