How to Talk About Being Laid Off With Your Family, Friends, and Network

Being laid off stinks. What stinks almost worse is having to explain your situation to your friends, family, and extended network. Lucky for you, we have the perfect templates to craft messages that aren't awkward and will leverage your contacts for future job opportunities.

5 Painful But Important Things to Do When You Lose Your Job

Losing your job can be painful. But you can also leverage this as a time to set yourself up for a new, even better position. Here are five difficult—but productive—ways to get a new job that you like.

3 Ways Co-workers Can Band Together After Losing Their Jobs, Inspired by 3 True Stories

Sometimes the worst happens and your company has layoffs or shuts down. There’s not a quick fix, but co-workers can band together. Leaning on those who are going through the same experience—and letting them lean on you—can help make the process less overwhelming and certainly less lonely.

6 Things Every Fired Person Needs to Know About Job Searching (In Addition to the Fact You’re Going to Be OK)

You were fired from your job and it feels rotten, and now you're stress-Googling your brains out in an effort to figure out how to navigate the job search. Don't worry, this guide will get you feeling a lot more confident about your next steps.

9 Inspiring Things People Did While Unemployed (That Have Nothing to Do With Job Searching)

There's no doubt about it, being unemployed sucks. But that doesn't mean you can't use the time away from work to do something personally fulfilling.

Ask an Honest HR Professional: How Do I Explain Getting Let Go During My Search?

Telling an employer you got let go isn't easy, but if you approach it the right way, you'll see that explaining you lost your job doesn't have to haunt you.

From Broadcasting to PR: I’m a Hopeful Career Changer

After studying broadcasting in school Ashley Wolf had a change of heart. Here's why she decided to make a change and start a career in public relations instead.

What Every Unemployed Person Needs to Know About Getting Hired Again

Being unemployed might make you think it's impossible to land a new job. But that's simply not true, especially if you understand how to go about your search.

The Truth About What You’re Entitled to Severance-Wise When You Lose Your Job

There's no guarantee that if you lose your job, even if it's a layoff or restructuring, you'll get severance pay. Lawyers in the know explain the real deal.

Getting Fired Was Exactly What You Needed to Get Ahead in Your Career

It may sound crazy, but being fired may have been a good thing for your career. Maybe you were coasting, or maybe you weren't really happy and needed a change.