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I was laid off yesterday. No prospects. What should I do?

I graduated from college 3 years ago, and don't particularly like my major. I got a decent job two months ago, but was laid off yesterday due to the soft economy. I feel so lost - in the past it has always been my choice to leave a job. I'm a shy person, and suck at job searches. I have no networking contacts, no prospects. No ideas. What should my next step be?

Asked By: Matt - 3/30/2008
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Here's some things both DH and I have done when we've had to leave a job or got caught in a layoff... More
Answered By: Sew What? - 3/30/2008
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Go down and flip burgers to help with the money drain. Then look around for some more training in a field you like. Now you know what to think when you see illegals working and you are not. Good Luck
Answered By: Jim - 3/30/2008
 
there is only one answer. GO SELF EMPLOYED. Find a niche in the market and fill it, it's not rocket science just do it!!
Answered By: andrew l - 3/30/2008
 
check this out. It is really cool and anyone can do it. I know this because if I can any one can. Shy or not it doesn't matter. I felt the same way. I'm from a small town with not much opportunity until I found this and this doesn't matter where you are from... More
Answered By: Jesse P - 3/30/2008
 
File for unemployment thru you local labor department or employment security commission (ESC) and search for another job. Call first, if you can get thru, to find out their procedures. There's a one week waiting period that won't be paid, but the rest will be, so the sooner you file the better, though there are some... More
Answered By: itsjunglepat - 3/31/2008
 
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