Getting to Work
January 12, 2009 12:48 PM Subscribe
You might get lucky and find work from home
posted by etaoin (27 comments total)
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but it won't be easy. You could try wading through the many sites offering advice and opinion on the dire job situation. The Wall Street Journal
looks at short employment stints, employment test cheating and who's especially vulnerable to layoffs; Lindsey Pollak offers tips to students and others on tips landing a first job.
There are lawyers to help older workers avert discriminatory layoffs
and a job bank for people over 50
There are, of course, many job search sites, some better than others. Some are avoiding search engines and going directly to Facebook
or Linked In
to make connections with potential recruiters.
In addition to Monster
, there's Craigslist
, as well as CareerBuilder
. Then there's The Ladders
, although some people rip the last site as a scam.
And there's this article on the top job search engines.
Your best bet might be self employment
Meanwhile, Dean Baker argues for a larger stimulus package
to preserve jobs, while Henry Blodget says there's no quick fix
and quotes another expert saying that the jobs situation is worse than you think.
If all else fails, perhaps you should think about jobs in Canada
. But you may find yourself not welcome in Mexico