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Everyone knows that the economy is down, and that jobs are becoming scarce, but are you prepared for what to do if you lose your job? What steps, if any, have you taken to ensure that your transition from employed to job seeker will be as smooth as possible?

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It happens to you. You're called into your boss's office and told that your job no longer exists. You go home in a daze and sign onto Facebook. There it is — a prompt asking: "What's on your mind?"
Do you tell your Facebook network that you've lost your job? Or... more...
 
The year 2009 will always be known as the time our nation entered into a recession. The economy is a poor one and the effects of that downward spiral have touched the wealthiest CEO's of Fortune 500 companies all the way down to the cashier at the local Wal-Mart. Americans are losing their jobs... more...
 
If you want doom and gloom about jobs in this economy, it is easy to find. But in all situations, some good can come of it. In the middle of this bad economy, here are five good things that can happen to you.
Your job responsibilities will increase

Because so many people have been... more...
 
One of the by-products of losing a job is down time. What’s the best use for it?

Today, our occasional series Hard Times continues, as we meet a woman who’s using down time to build a business, while juggling a full plate of other responsibilities. April Baer reports.

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The year 2009 will forever be known as the time our nation entered into a recession. The poor economy and the effects of that downward spiral have touched the wealthiest CEO's of Fortune 500 companies all the way down to the cashier at the local Wal-Mart. Americans are losing their jobs at a ho... more...
 
When Matthew Thomas of Alexandria was laid off in September from a downtown Washington advocacy group, he wasn't too worried. The 49-year-old office worker had severance and never had trouble finding work. He sent a few résumés out, signed up with a few temporary agencies and waited.
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Got canned? Don’t let the pink slip spoil your travel plans — a well planed vacation can be the best time to reassess your life. For every door that closes, another opens. Or so the saying goes. While being let go may feel as if that door has been slammed shut in your face — and a huge, do... more...
 
his is another guest post from Joe Plemon from Plemon Financial Coaching. Joe is the Money Columnist for The Southern Illinoisan. Earlier I had to wrote 5 Ways to Survive a Layoff. Joe takes a bit more direct approach about what things you can do immediately. Q: Joe, I have been told that th... more...
 
You may be asking yourself how safe your job is these days. The answer lies in how valuable your employer perceives you to be. Achieving preferred status with your employer involves excellence at work, a personal connection with your employer and sharing your personal goals in an appropriate manner ... more...