Unemployment rate increases

2 10 2009

It was announced this morning that the nation’s unemployment rate has reached 9.8 percent, the highest since 1983. [Read more]

At the local level, these staggering statistics leave little hope for college graduates in search of a job. Audio story to come soon. Still figuring out website logistics.

If you are job-less, try these tips:

  • Network, network, network! Free social networking career sites, like LinkedIn, may be helpful.
  • Twitter is not just for tweets! You can follow job listings and updates. Use your Twitter account to market yourself.
  • Sell some of your stuff for extra cash until you find a job. Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace are good local sites that do not charge to list items.
  • Apply for everything! Broaden your field searches and apply for things that might deviate slightly from your ideal position.
  • Be sure to keep checking back here to find ways to save money while your funds are tight



4 responses

7 10 2009
Harsh Agrawal

Twitter and facebook are coming as a great tool for getting Jobs and clients. Though one need a proper strategy to make most out of it.

8 10 2009
Peggy Pearson

Thought your man O’bama was gonna fix this for us! 🙂

8 10 2009
Leslie Rideout

Some good info here regarding the umemployed. The blog looks good!

17 10 2009

Awesome blog!

I thought about starting my own blog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess Ill just have to keep checking yours out.

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