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Fighting the Funk

Many jobseekers find themselves in a funk Perhaps it doesn’t need definition. If you’ve been there, you know what it is. Funks are hard to fight. They rob people of every ounce of energy and leave them feeling dejected and uninterested, bored, tired, and filled with negativity. Funks can also trigger intense anger. Anger at […]

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A Letter to the United States: We Need Hope!

—How the U.S. can pull out of this funk! We need hope. The media tries to convince us that the U.S. has returned to normal. Apparently the U.S. is doing a great job of recovery. But when I talk to people, that’s not the message that I’m hearing. As their struggle seems endless, they are […]
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Under-employment: Is it permanent?

Underemployment is a consideration for many jobseekers. Once unemployment benefits have been exhausted and resources are close to being depleted, underemployment may become an urgent necessity. Making the decision… The decision—to pursue underemployment—may have a deep emotional toll on the jobseeker and his or her family. It can reinforce thoughts of failure. It can steal […]
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The TOP-MOST Critical Aspect of Your Job Search

With the unemployment rate down and the jobs report exceeding expectations, news about unemployment has taken a backseat. The current focus includes the Middle East Crisis, terrorists threats with ISIS and Boko Haram, the danger of Ebola becoming a pandemic, and the border predicament as 56,000,000 unaccompanied children pour into the U.S. And then there […]
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Will you ever get back to work at your former salary?

Under-employed? Under-paid? Working? Uh huh. You have a job? …kinda. Perhaps it’s part-time, or maybe it’s in a different industry doing something you really don’t care to mention and at a salary that is embarrassing when compared to your former position. But you’re working. How did it feel on LinkedIn— when you indicated that you […]
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Jobseekers, do you feel abandoned?

The recent news has included ISIS, Iraq, Gaza, Israel, Russia and the Ukraine. Here in the U.S. we read and hear about the tragedy surrounding James Foley and Michael Brown…as the world watches. As for the Ebola virus and illegal immigrants at the border—they have quickly become old news. What about the unemployed? Are you […]
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