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.

Surviving Unemployment When You’ve Got Kids, According to Someone Who Did

Unemployment’s stressful under any circumstances, but when you’re a parent, it becomes even more challenging for all the obvious reasons. When my husband and I were laid off within six weeks of each other, we quickly found out how hard it could be to put on a brave face for the kids.

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.

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.

5 Traits Every Unemployed Person Needs to Survive the Job Search

The job search and being unemployed is tough, we won't deny it. But hold onto these five traits, and there's nothing you can't accomplish.

How to Deal With Being the Only Unemployed Friend (Without Biting Anyone’s Head Off)

When all of your friends have jobs and you're the only unemployed one, it can really stink. But here's how to deal with it until you too are happily employed.

4 Ways You Can Jump Back Into Your Career if You’ve Been Out of the Game for a While

Going back to work after an extended period of time can be a hard adjustment. But here are four things you can do to make the process a whole lot easier.

4 Lines Unemployed Grads Need to Memorize (Before Their Families Drive Them Crazy)

Don't have a new job lined up after college graduation? That's OK, you can still find a way to talk about your future plans with your network.

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, and Planned Layoffs Surge

Most of the announced job cuts were concentrated in the energy sector, which is reeling from low oil prices that have hurt profits.