Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Something Fun

Job hunting and unemployment can be hard, so here's something to make you laugh.  Monty Python's take on a job interview is much more interesting and less annoying than some I've had, believe it or not.

Goodnight, a ding ding ding!

Monty Python Job Interview

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Few Reminders

I sometimes lose perspective on my life when it comes to being unemployed, and I need to be reminded of a few things to regain it.

There is always someone worse off than you.

A job cannot completely define you, and never should, even if it is something that you love.

There are many people who are there to support you. Some in ways you might not even realize.

Respect must be earned, but sometimes it needs to be taken.

Never be afraid to apply for a job. The worst that could happen is that you stay unemployed. Big Whoop.

Some people might be jealous of you and your situation. Not that being unemployed is anything to envy, but there are some advantages over working stiffs.

You get to spend time with the dog. Isn't he cute?

Monday, April 5, 2010

An Unending Search

The process of job searching can get really tiresome after a few months- especially when you don't get many or any interviews. I know this for a fact because I recently went about three and a half months between interviews. I told myself that Christmas and the first of the year were going to be lean job hunting times, but it still was hard to get through. What makes the search seem more interminable is when you are surrounded by people who all have jobs.

I found this article on Aol Jobs, and while it might not all apply to you in your search (it didn't all apply to me), there are some nice hints about how to make the search process better. I think the part about having another jobless person to be an accountability partner is a nice idea. I have noticed that those who have jobs have a hard time completely understanding what this whole unemployment thing is about, even when they really try. See what you think, and please give me feedback.

Trapped in Your Job Search

Friday, April 2, 2010

Signs of Improvement?

The New York Times has an article on their website about how the job market improved in March. I hope that it's a sign of things to come. Here is the article for your perusal.

Job Market Brightens

I don't think that we're out of the woods yet, my friends, despite a good month of March.