What the heck is Unemploymentville?>

What the Heck IS Unemploymentville?

Unemploymentville is:
- a friendly, helpful place for people who are out-of-work
- an online supportive community for the unemployed and underemployed
- a way of looking at being out of a job that tries to bring humor and a new light to what can otherwise be kind of a dark place

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I Gotta Get Out of This Place…. ?>

I Gotta Get Out of This Place….

One of the positive things about viewing Unemploymentville as a destination, as a travel destination especially, is it makes it easier to think about it as being some place you travel through as temporary surroundings. There is a reader comment on Amazon on the book, Landing on the Right Side of Your Ass: A Survival Guide for the Recently Unemployed about what if you don’t land on the right side of your ass and they talk about how they took…

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I Disagree Continued — What NOT to do When Looking for Work ?>

I Disagree Continued — What NOT to do When Looking for Work

Previously I disagreed with some common advice for people who have lost their job. I want to add another familiar piece of advice to the list that you should throw in the garbage. Do NOT follow the advice to ‘treat looking for a job as a full-time job.’ Here’s why: 1) Looking for a job is emotionally bruising. You give yourself a pep-talk, research a company or position, get psyched about getting the job so that you can convey genuine…

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Top 10 Ways to Unemployment ?>

Top 10 Ways to Unemployment

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Have Blog Can Drive ?>

Have Blog Can Drive

So this is the first blog post I’m trying by dictating it into my cellphone as I drive along. It occurred to me that one of the things keeping me from posting more regularly on Unemploymentville is feeling like a fraud. I’m in such a different place than who I’m talking to, the audience I’m writing for. The audience I’m writing for are people who don’t have a job and want to have a job and have been looking for…

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What Helga has to say about Unemploymentville.com ?>

What Helga has to say about Unemploymentville.com

First, who the hell is Helga? Helga is the naysayer voice in my head. I heard someone talk about how we all have such a voice and she had named her voice, Helga. I passed the name on to the Debbie Downer in my head as well. Helga has kept me from writing a single blog post in the last week even though I found/made time to plant a vegetable garden and clean two kitchen cabinets out. I mean, really,…

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