Unemployment Survival Guide

No one plans to get canned, but in this climate it’s foolish not to come up with a contingency plan if your boss decides to give you a permanent long weekend.

Krystal at Moneyville, who found herself jobless earlier this year, offers up her advice for treading water until you once again find gainful employment.

Among her tips are to apply for unemployment as soon as possible, then plan out a workday-like job-hunting schedule to ensure you don’t waste time moping or watching The Price is Right. It will most likely be someone who know who gives you your next job, so networking is also key.

If you’re currently or recently jobless, what would you add to Krystal’s recommendations?

8 ways to survive unemployment [Moneyville]