Thursday, May 20, 2010

The no-job hangover

Anita Bruzzese, CareerBuilder, says even those who find a job eventually carry the traces of the many months without one.

One many said he had never felt so helpless. He found nothing to even apply to.

When his tried and true of newspaper ads fell through, he networked on Facebook and went to lunches—eventually a recruiter found him at a 30% pay cut.

Sixty-one percent of those with new jobs take a cut. Sixty-four percent end up in a different field.

You need to network face to face. Find someone with the power to hire.

If the unthinkable happens and you are back on the street, chances are all this is second nature now.

But the "feeling" never leaves.

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