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Best Cities for Job Opportunities in 2019

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Many people delay moving to a new city because they have work obligations in the town where they live. However, if you are currently unemployed and have no professional ties to the place where you are living, this can be an ideal time to move to another state or even across the country. (more…)

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Best and Worst States for Unemployment Benefits – 2017

Where you apply for benefits is dictated generally by where you’ve worked and the source of the wages in the base period used at the time you apply (except for military discharge which allows filing in any one of three places –  state of discharge, state of residence, or home state). (more…)

Can I Collect Unemployment Benefits If I Received Severance Pay?

Usually, yes, at some point.  Rules on severance vary by state.  Severance can be paid weekly, or in a lump sum.   Some states, like CA and NJ, disregard severance entirely, regardless of how paid.  On the other hand and most commonly, some states will not pay benefits the week a lump severance is paid, but thereafter benefits resume.   Still others will pay not pay benefits if severance is paid weekly, or is equivalent to “weeks” of work. (more…)

How to get a Response Regarding your Unemployment Benefits?

From time to time claims get stalled and/or payments are delayed.  Efforts to reach claims representatives by phone are often unsuccessful, or fail to achieve the desired result.  Even visits to your local career center can fail to bear fruit. (more…)

Can I Work Part-Time and Still Collect Unemployment Benefits?

  Last Verified: January 2017  

Yes!  But working part-time while collecting benefits has advantages and pitfalls. (more…)

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Writing a Stellar Resume even with Unemployment Gaps!

When it comes to securing gainful employment after you’ve been jobless, your potential employer’s decision to hire may come down to how your resume portrays your worth, rather than anything you said during the job interview. A poor resume may cause you to not even be considered for a position. Your resume has the power to make or break you. (more…)

Landing an Interview: Revamping your Resume

You’re unemployed and struggling to land an interview. You feel like you’re doing everything right, yet you haven’t received a single call! A resume revamp may be exactly the competitive edge you need to get noticed by potential employers! (more…)

Fired from Job – What Next?

If you’re reading this, it’s reasonable to assume that you were most likely fired within the past few days. Before you panic, read on to find out about the next steps you should take. It may seem like your world is coming to an end, but don’t freak out yet, because there are countless ways to get back on the path of gainful employment! Here are the first directions to take on your (un)employment journey. (more…)