• 10 ways to beat the blues in a long job hunt

    It's hard to stay upbeat when you've been pounding the pavement for months on end. Here are a few tips on how to stay in the game.

    By Anne Fisher, contributor

    FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: My husband's job in IT management was sent overseas more than two years ago, and since then, the interviews have been few and far between, with no job offers. We know he will eventually find work, and we're MORE

    Jun 10, 2011 11:15 AM ET
  • Will being unemployed wreck your job hunt?

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating whether employers routinely screen out jobless applicants. While some might, here are a few ways to get around that.

    By Anne Fisher, contributor

    Dear Annie: Do most employers these days automatically reject job candidates who aren't already working? I hope not because, if so, I'm sunk. I've been out of work since being laid off a year ago. Recently I applied for a job I MORE

    - Feb 24, 2011 11:40 AM ET
  • Over 55 and unemployed? Finally a bit of good news

    The November unemployment rate for people 55 and older is lower than for any younger age group, welcome news for a group that often worries about being shut out of jobs by age bias.

    By Anne Fisher, contributor

    Scratch the surface of November's disappointing unemployment statistics, and you find yet more evidence that, while joblessness plagues almost every stratum of society, not everyone is affected in quite the same way.

    With unemployment MORE

    Dec 8, 2010 10:30 AM ET
  • Scared straight: How Gen Y has benefited from the recession

    To say the recession represented a rude awakening for Gen Y would be an understatement. Hiring freezes and massive layoffs forced the younger set to consider that perhaps having a good job was not a given but a privilege.

    By Alexandra Levit, contributor

    When I graduated from college in 1998, I knew exactly what I had to do. As a Generation X-er (born 1964-79), I had been raised in the school of MORE

    Dec 2, 2010 11:18 AM ET
  • 2010: Four big hairy issues and how to solve them

    1. Unemployment: We can't get anywhere when so many people are going nowhere. Good news came the other day in the manufacturing reports, but there's no real indication of job creation just yet. The worst thing is that we've gotten so good at firing people and exploiting the ones that are left.

    You'd think that after a decade of reorganizing, restructuring, deconstructing and decimating, we'd have reached the bottom of the body MORE

    - Jan 6, 2010 12:25 PM ET
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  • Three reasons to cheer!

    People have been telling me that I should cheer up. So I went online today and don't you know, I found three great reasons to do so. 

    First there's the stunning news that JPMorgan Chase is going to earn $2.1 billion in the first quarter. I seem to remember all kinds of bad news coming out of that firm only five minutes ago, with bad bonuses and big, steaming bailouts and MORE

    - Apr 16, 2009 9:43 AM ET
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