Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday around the internets--the job search edition

What to do when you're laid off.

Six Job Search Signs That Don't Mean Anything

Older workers pay the bills by temping.  If your unemployment's run out, this is a good option to consider no matter what your age.

Other advantages to temping while you're searching for a permanent job.

How to change careers.

Keeping a positive attitude during a long job search.  It's a cliche, yes, but sometimes it really does help to keep your game face on, no matter how discouraged or angry you feel. 

How to network to find a job.

Have a great weekend, everybody!


  1. Many years ago my husband was laid off, and couldn't find work for several months. He ultimately went to a temp agency (should've done this sooner) and within a couple of months was offered 2 good jobs through temping. One temp-turned-regular job was at the local university. He took that job and worked there for over 20 years.

  2. I agree, Lili, temping can be a game-changer. At the very least, it brings in much needed money. It also allows you to get to know an organization and "try out" a job to see if it fits. You also develop more contacts that way. I found I had to be somewhat persistent when I temped--I registered with several agencies and called them every day to see if they had anything for me. It worked out well, though.

  3. Temping is a great way to find a job - I know lots of people that have found work like this.

    Before I started my course I had three weeks of having no money coming in. It felt like being unemployed, and even that was quite long enough! I really feel for people who have been unemployed for some time. Best of luck to anyone in this situation, and keep your chin up!