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Success Stories from Around the Web

12 Mar

I am amazed at the number of people blogging and writing about unemployment. There are lots of heartbreaking stories out there in the blogosphere. You read about people who went from making $100,000/yr to now earning $10/hr. You also hear about people who were solidly middle-class pre-GR (Great Recession), and who are now homeless. Some of the hardest and most frustrating stories for me to read are the stories about people over the age of 50 who have been told by recruiters to not even bother looking for a job.

You start to get a sense of the scope of the problem when you starting reading these stories. Although I admit that it is still difficult to comprehend how pervasive of a problem unemployment, and underemployment is in this country. Gawker recently did a series of unemployment stories, and sometimes it can be comforting to know that you aren’t the only one going through this experience. But, it can also be downright depressing to read all of those stories after a while. I prefer to read stories about people who have survived unemployment, and even thrived. Admittedly, the success stories are harder to find, but  I would like to share some of the success stories that I managed to dig up from around the web: Continue reading

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How to survive unemployment and thrive in the new economy

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How to survive unemployment and thrive in the new economy

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How to survive unemployment and thrive in the new economy

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