2 of 7
BACKNEXT
Taking a break from job hunting
Taking a break from job hunting
Elise Negrin
Age: 55
Hometown: Bethpage, N.Y.
Job wanted: Executive assistant

I've been unemployed for 11 months now. It's my second downsizing. I'm frustrated. I was in subprime lending in the automotive finance field and there's nothing there. I sort of took a break at the end of November and I'm still on that break.

I'm very flexible and I can do a lot of different things but I'm just at a loss. Nobody makes an offer, not even an interview, and I've applied to over 600 jobs. I'm doing a huge amount of volunteering and networking even though I'm on a break. And I have tried to reinvent myself, I changed my résumé a little bit and I'm learning how to build Web sites. I'm very open to trying new things.

My unemployment is going to run out pretty soon and I have to get back into the job search. I have to start looking. I just don't know where to start.


NEXT: Bills unpaid, credit ruined
Last updated February 09 2010: 11:06 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
Tech's highest paid women Silicon Valley isn't known for its diversity, but it is home to a handful of highly paid female executives. More
9 reasons to be hopeful about women in tech These startups are working to leverage technology to level the playing field for minorities and women in tech. More
10 best states to retire in Forget Florida. Residents of these states are happy, safe, and have good health care -- all for the right price. More

Special Offer