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The 24 Best Blogs for Coping With Unemployment


We all know unemployment sucks, but if you’re unemployed, you should know that you’re not alone. Fellow unemployed individuals, job search resources, frugal living blogs, and even news sources all exist to help you get through this dark spot and on to gainful employment. We’ve compiled a list of the best blogs for people who are unemployed; blogs that offer something to do, resources to use, and even things to laugh about. In no particular order, these are our favorite 25 blogs for coping with unemployment.

  1. Brazen Careerist:

    Unemployed young professionals can learn about making a good impression, getting hired, and developing a smart new career on the Brazen Careerist blog and community.

  2. The 405 Club:

    This blog’s name invokes New York’s $405/week unemployment benefits, offering support to unemployed workers in New York and beyond. Sharing resources, advice, and camaraderie, this unemployed club is a fun one to be a part of.

  3. Crunch Victims:

    Laid-off workers are hardly alone in their plight, as more companies let go of staff on a continual basis. Crunch Victims offers a constant reminder that unemployment is a common plight, somewhat reassuring news for those who are out of work.

  4. How I Got Laid Off:

    Another great place to learn about the unemployed, How I Got Laid Off shares the personal stories of the recently unemployed. You can even submit your own story on the site.

  5. Political Capital:

    On Bloomberg‘s blog, Political Capital, unemployment is a frequent subject of conversation. The blog discusses waiters with college degrees, small wins, and the impact of unemployment on the upcoming election.

  6. Real Time Economics:

    Another great blog with economic insight, Wall Street Journal‘s Real Time Economics is a good place to learn about the latest in employment news.

  7. Vault Blog:

    Find inspiration for your job search from the Vault Blog. Check it out to find guidance in cover letters, attracting recruiters, and going back to school.

  8. Survive Unemployment:

    Need help muddling through unemployment? Find support from the Survive Unemployment blog. Learn about hard decisions, determination, and staying healthy throughout unemployment.

  9. Feeling Up in Down Times:

    If unemployment has you down, be sure to check out this blog. Learn about the power of psychology in real life, and find out how to feel up even when times are down.

  10. LinkedIn Blog:

    Networking is an important tool in surviving unemployment. Check out LinkedIn’s blog to find resources for maximizing the site (and your network) for job hunting.

  11. Escape From Cubicle Nation:

    Laid off? It might just be a blessing in disguise. Read Pamela Slim’s blog to learn how she and others have gone from corporate prisoners to thriving entrepreneurs.

  12. The Anti 9 to 5 Guide:

    Like Pam Slim’s blog, Michelle Goodman’s The Anti 9 to 5 Guide is a great place to find advice for thinking outside the cube. Check it out to learn how she has worked as a freelancer since 1992.

  13. BrokeAss Gourmet:

    Even if you’re unemployed and broke, you can eat well. Check out BrokeAss Gourmet to find recipes that offer lots of taste for little price.

  14. Unemployed Workers:

    This is a blog for the laid off and left out. You’ll find resources, benefits, and timely news for making the most of unemployment on Unemployed Workers.

  15. WorkHope:

    Find hope on this blog for unemployed workers. This blog shares a place to deal with the subject of unemployment, sharing real incidents from a formerly unemployed worker.

  16. Jibber Jobber:

    Learn about career management 2.0 from Jibber Jobber’s blog. Find out about alternatives to a real job, interviews, resources, and healthy job searches on this blog.

  17. Stuff Unemployed People Like:

    Although it’s no longer being updated, Stuff Unemployed People Like offers a fun archive of observations about unemployed people. Find humor in your situation from SUPL.

  18. Unemployed Dad:

    Follow along as this unemployed dad explores his options in online business adventures. Learn what works, what doesn’t, and what he thinks of it all.

  19. Wise Bread:

    Wise Bread is an authority on frugal living, regularly offering features on “living large on a small budget.” The helpful tips offered by this blog can make a difference when it comes to scraping by without a job.

  20. Stand-Up Economist:

    Yoram Bauman, Ph.D. is the world’s first (and only) stand up economist. Poking fun at situations like unemployment, Bauman can help you find the humor in living life jobless.

  21. The Frugal Girl:

    A great place to learn about living well on less, The Frugal Girl discusses her experiences and tips for raising a family without spending a whole lot of money.

  22. Glassdoor:

    On the Glassdoor blog, you’ll get a look into what makes companies tick. Find advice for coping with unemployment, finding a job, and more.

  23. The Non-Consumer Advocate:

    What do you do when you’re laid off and have no money? You just don’t consume. Check out The Non-Consumer Advocate to find out how you can make the most of what you have.

  24. The Recessionista:

    Want to survive unemployment in style? Check out The Recessionista, a blog dedicated to saving on the fun things in life.

August 19th, 2012 written by Staff Writers

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