One of the points that comes up repeatedly in the unemployment stories that site visitors have been kind enough to share is that if you have a job, do you your best to keep it.
I know that's often easier said than done, and in many cases, there is absolutely nothing you can to do to avoid being laid-off.
However, sometimes, you can turn the situation around and keep your job - even if you hate your job. At the least, take the time to make sure that you really want to quit before you turn in your resignation.
When saving your job isn't possible, it's important to be prepared to job search, to avoid mistakes that could hinder your job search, and to do what you can to optimize your chances of job search success in a really tough job market.
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