When applying to jobs, there are many hurdles to overcome: the ever-expanding applicant pool, the unwieldiness of online application systems, the increasing cursoriness of a hiring manager's cursory glance.
If you're not enjoying your current job, you've recently lost your job or you're worried about future job security--you might feel it's time to change careers. But are these good reasons to find a new occupation? And if they are, how should you go about making the change?
If you're out of work and interested in moving abroad, now is the time to do it.
Why? Because, according to Anne Lowrey at Foreign Policy, there are significantly better places to be unemployed than the U.S.
From contributor Eddie Lakin
As a husband and father of two young children, maintaining my health insurance during my unemployment is a high priority. My wife works part time and so isn't eligible for her employer's group plan.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the national unemployment rate jumped to 8.1 percent last month, its highest total in 25 years. The economy has now hemorrhaged more than 4.4 million jobs since the recession started in December 2007.