Monthly Archives: February 2009

Unemployed AND In Debt Too Deep?

Are you unemployed and worried about how you’re going to make your rent or mortgage payment, not to mention your credit card payments?    While your priority when paying bills should be to keep a roof over your head, I’m … Continue reading

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Massive List of Online Job Sites

In what will surely be  a work-in-progress, I’ve just added the Massive List of Online Job Sites to The Job Search section of the articles.  If I’ve left any out, or you’ve had particularly good luck, or for that matter – bad … Continue reading

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Microsoft Announces A New Initiative to Provide Tech Training For Job-seekers

Microsoft has announced a new initiative to provide online technology training for up to 2 million job-seekers in America, called Elevate America. You can read the announcement here:  http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/feb09/02-22elevateamericapr.mspx . Even if you have no, or very little, computer skills, you … Continue reading

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Laid Off And Looking

The Wall Street Journal has a great blog called Laid Off And Looking, where 8 unemployed professionals chronicle their experience of being out of working and looking for  a new job. Today’s entry, entitled Opening Up About Being Unemployed,  is … Continue reading

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Bailout For Homeowners

Problems come in pairs, and the loss of your job and prolonged unemployment can lead to difficulties paying your mortgage and facing foreclosure on your home. President Obama announced the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan, a new plan designed to … Continue reading

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Free domain name and web hosting from Microsoft

The focus of The Unemployment Handbook is on immediate strategies you can use when you get laid-off like filing for unemployment, saving and budgeting, and finding a new job.  While there is a lot to be said for striking out … Continue reading

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Jobacle Introduces The Recession File

Jobacle.com introduces The Recession File podcast, already on it’s 5th installment, that promises to: deliver the latest unemployment news and layoff headlines in 90 seconds or less This latest episode runs down Toyota buyouts, Google Audio Ads, Nike, Microsoft, Wall Street … Continue reading

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Stimulus Bill Update

Recessionwire.com gives us a quick run-down of what’s in the stimulus bill that President Obama is probably signing at this very moment. Unemployment benefits will increase by $25 a week, and the first $2,400 will be tax exempt.  Also there … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Unemployment Handbook Blog

Welcome to The Unemployment Handbook Blog, where we’ll be keeping you up to date with real nuts and bolts, ready-to-use tips and information about navigating the rough seas of getting laid-off, being unemployed, and finding your next job. While I … Continue reading

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