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March 13, 2013

Did you hear the good news?  According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7% in February, the lowest rate since December 2008!  The US Economy added 336,000 jobs in February which is even better than the 119,000 workers hired in January. But wait, you haven’t felt the good fortune?  Yeah, I hear you.

While the news is encouraging, I can attest that not everyone has been offered the job of his or her dreams  just yet…(Check out CNN’s Map of unemployment by state for a comparison look at how your state is faring.)

Today’s blog post is focusing on some of the tougher aspects of being unemployed. I’ve found some great pieces that offer expert tips & tricks and resources to help you in your job search. (Think Elephant in the living room kind of topics.)

Advice for the Job Search Blues – Are you feeling down by the constant rejection you’ve faced during your current job search? Or, perhaps just the frustration of sitting at home unable to exercise your true talents? I suggest you read Dr. Tom Denham‘s What To Do for Job Search Blues.  He offers some candid advice on tangible steps to fight your feelings of pessimism.

Handling Rejection – Folks often feel down during a job search especially when they get rejected from the “perfect job.” Check out this piece on the upside of rejection from Michael Spinale on How to Handle Rejection. He illustrates how being gracious even in the face of defeat can lead to new opportunities.

Answering Why You Were Fired – Here’s a topic everyone hopes won’t come up in an interview. However, we all know, a hiring manager is going to probe any applicant on why they left their prior employer. Better to be prepared than act like a Sagehen…Check out Alison Doyle‘s Top 12 Best Answers to Why You Were Fired.

Wrongful Termination – Has your job been terminated?  Are you at a loss as to what to do? In some cases, legal action may be required. Check out MacLeod Law Firm’s blogpost for a 360 degree Perspective on Employee Termination. It offers some helpful information and terminology.

I hope these offer you some new information and useful advice.

Statue Of The Elephant-headed by Sorapop

Statue Of The Elephant-headed by Sorapop