Don't be proud - your temporarily reduced circumstances may entitle you to food stamps or other government benefits. Remember you paid for those benefits out of every paycheck you earned. Your state's Social Services department can inform you what assistance you qualify for. If you are a member of a church, ask if there is any help available. Community organizations often have resources to help the unemployed with food baskets, donations, and babysitting assistance.
Community resources are also available to help with the mechanics of your job search. Many state employment services and public libraries have internet access as well as access to software and printers to produce your resume. They also may have counselors who can provide resume and cover letter writing and job search assistance.
Job Seekers Resources
Continuation of Benefits (COBRA)
State Employment Services
Job Search Assistance
Resume & Cover Letter Writing
Online Job Searching
Requesting Reference Letters
Resumes and Cover Letters
What next? You need a Job Search Action Plan
How to get started on a job search and suggestions and strategies for finding a job.