jobs

By Any Means Necessary? Unemployed Black Women Pretends to Be White, Job Prospects Dramatically Increase

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  With the unemployment rate still hovering around eight-percent for Americans, and almost double that for black folks, one woman decided to up her chances of securing a job. After being unemployed for two years, Yolanda Spivey decided to attempt an experiment. An insurance professional,...

Can Love Survive an Extended Layoff?

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As part of its ongoing series on job insecurity, Alternet recently examined whether or not couples can weather the challenges of extended unemployment. It’s a particularly timely discussion, given the instability of the job market and the ever-lengthening periods of joblessness many Americans face. If...

Is Your Social Media Presence Hurting Your Job Prospects?

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With the economy still making a slow recovery, competition for well-paying jobs is at an all-time high. And while many job seekers are polishing up their resumes, cover letters, and lining up their references, increasingly employers are looking at more than just a person’s job...