How to Find a Job During a Recession

  • Job Hunting? Follow Your Passions
    Identifying the sources of your passion can help you set your sites on the right job and give you a narrative that captivates interviewers
  • Getting Unstuck In Your Job Search
    If you become the go-to person for expertise in your field and market yourself as a brand, you can create your own job opportunities
  • Ten Ways to Tank a Job Interview
    The call to come in means you're close, but you don't have that offer yet. Bolster your chances by avoiding these job-interview pitfalls
  • Video: Job-Hunting Advice: Soul Searching
    Coach Lauren Zander tells Paul Nawrocki to look inward for clues about why he hasn't found the right full-time job yet
  • Video: Job Hunting Advice: Follow Through
    Coach Lauren Zander tells Paul Nawrocki to keep reaching out to potential contacts and employers and to start visualizing himself in a new job
  • Video: Job Hunting Advice: Be Fearless
    Coach Lauren Zander tells Paul Nawrocki to take his job search up a notch and not to be afraid of pressing people for help
  • Video: Job-Hunting Advice: Seeing Changes
    Job seeker Paul Nawrocki is seeing postive results from taking coach Lauren Zander's advice: He's healthier, more optimistic, and his networking is starting to pay off
  • Video: Job Hunting Advice: Get into Motion
    Exercising is a key way to develop a good mindset for job searching, coach Lauren Zander tells Paul Nawrocki. Next step: Get out of the house more
  • Video: Job-Hunting Advice
    Want to get a job? Your attitude is holding you back, says Handel Group's Lauren Zander. Watch her coach job seeker Paul Nawrocki in part one of our series documenting Paul's search
  • Find This Man a Job: Part 1
    Coach Lauren Zander takes on helping "Almost Homeless" Paul Nawrocki in his job search. In their first coaching session, she offers this job-search tip: It's all about attitude
  • Slide Show: America's Most and Least Competitive Job Markets
    Looking for a job? Some cities have plenty of openings—and not enough people to fill them—if you have the right skills
  • Video: Job Hunting Now
    Stop focusing on the dismal big picture, and realize you are looking for one job, for one person, and it's O.K. to ask everyone you know for help
  • Why Fear, Not the Economy, Is Your Enemy
    For many high-achievers, a layoff can be traumatic. But the rules for looking for a job amid a recession are the same as during good times
  • Video: Use Passion in Your Job Search
    You may be doing work you're skilled at but aren't passionate about. If your job combines your skills and passion, you'll perform better, advises Alaina Love
  • Job Seekers: Make Technology Fun
    Being at ease with technology is key for job hunters. Technophobes should start out playing games online, advises tech guru Omar Wasow, and work their way up to using social media tools
  • Coaches Corner: What's Plaguing You?
    We all have a personal plague that has dogged us in our career. Beth Weissenberger of the Handel Group tells you how to identify and banish yours so it doesn't hurt your job search
  • Coaches Corner: Gaps on Your Resume
    If you have gaps on your resume, be upfront about them, advises Handel Group's Johanna Sawalha. Dishonesty is counterproductive and exhausting
  • Coaches Corner: Identifying Weakness
    Job seekers are always asked about their weaknesses. Use your job search as a chance to identify and fix yours, advises the Handel Group's Laurie Gerber. First steps: Assess and confess
  • Looking for a Job: Your Inner Voice
    What are you telling yourself about your job search? If you think it's impossible, it will be. Stay positive and focus on what you want, advises the Handel Group's Beth Weissenberger
  • Looking for a New Career? Try Physical Therapy
    With an aging U.S. population and two overseas wars, demand for physical therapists is soaring
  • Coaches Corner: Overcoming Anxiety
    Handel Group's Laurie Gerber offers tips for conquering fear in your job search. Among her tips: Make yourself accountable to someone else. And when you get stuck, ask for help

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