Lessons I Learned From My Unemployment

Like millions of other Americans, I found myself a victim of a layoff during this Great Recession.  It was the first time I was unemployed in a career spanning 36 years.  There is a famous line from the Godfather movie, “It’s not personal, it’s strictly business.”  Eliminating a job may be strictly business for the company, but when you are on the receiving end of the notification, you can’t help but take it personally. Today there are still millions of people out of work and the job competition is greater than ...

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