Why didn’t we think of the hilarious chart over at Unemploymentality.com? On notebook paper, it “graphs” the number of blogs against the unemployment rate. Jobs down = blogs up.
We don’t have numbers to back that up—as wordyard explains today, it’s hard enough to tell how many people are professionally blogging—but it at least feels true. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of new websites about budget living, job hunting, economic policy, layoffs and more. A Google search for “ unemployed and blog” turns up more than 3 million results. “Laid off and blog” gives you more than 7 million.
So how to distinguish the smart, funny and useful from blather about not having a job? Last week, we compiled a list of the Top Ten Blogs for Surviving the Recession for our friends at Blogs.com. Here’s an expanded version of that list to bookmark if you want to understand the latest news, cut your spending, or get a damn laugh.
Smart (and smart alecky) commentary on the current economic environment.
Business Cards 101: How to impress the crap out of people with card stock
Diaries of a Temp, Chapter 17: Tony Micelli: An American Hero
The Daily Bail
News and perspective on the financial crisis and the bailout.
Insomnia Cure: Listen To Larry Summers Talk About The Economy
Eliot Spitzer Wants Back In the Game And Deserves A Second Chance
Laid Off and Looking
The Wall Street Journal follows eight MBA’s looking for employment. Lessons from smart people about job hunting around the country.
Balancing Paid Consulting and a Job Search
Advice: Do References Matter in the Search?
Job-hunting news and advice from Vault.com. (Full disclosure: they’re one of our partners.)
How to Fail Your Interview [You're doing it wrong!]
Health Care Succumbs to the Recession [All the jobs are gone]
The 405 Club
An online community for unemployed people in New York City
Stuff Unemployed People Like
“I Now Pronounce You Insured”
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