Making a Landing after a Layoff

Alison Doyle, About.com’s job search guide guru, has an excellent set of resources for anyone being effected by the crisis on Wall Street unfolding this week.  However you might be involved, these tips and resources will hopefully assist you in seeing that small, but ever-glowing, light at the end of the tunnel.

I can’t say it any better than Ms. Doyle, so here are her words, and her links (and her picture :)….

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Monday September 15, 2008
I feel like I’ve been writing about job losses way too much lately. It’s one thing when you move on by choice. It’s very different when you lose your job without notice or are worried about losing your job, but haven’t received an official layoff notice yet, like the employees of Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch.

If you have lost your job and you’re located in New York, you can file for New York State unemployment online. If you’re located elsewhere, visit your state unemployment office’s web site for details on applying. Here’s an overview of the information you’ll need to open an unemployment claim.

Mark Kolakowski, About.com’s Financial Careers Guide, has excellent information on surviving a layoff that will help you with short-term strategies, including career shift options, and long term career planning, as well as advice on how to take advantage of a layoff.

Here’s information on starting a job search, with everything you need to know from writing a resume to finding job listings to networking. Also, if you need help or advice, visit my Job Searching Forum to get answers to your job search and employment questions.

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