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May 30th, 2009
08:58 AM ET

Out of school, out of work

Graduation day is one of the highest points of anyone’s life. And for their parents and loved ones too.

That apex hits a particular crescendo when a college graduate can say he or she knows what is coming next: heading off to the dream job they worked so hard in school to land.

Sadly, fewer college grads these days are familiar with that sense of surety. The jobs for today’s grads are few and far between. Which is why we are inviting you, Grad, to share your employment hunting experiences with us.

Then join us at 4PM as we dedicate our show to this topic.

May 17th, 2009
07:24 PM ET

Congradulations Sebrina! Our Jobless, Not Hopeless Graduate!!!

Need a little "good" job news? Here's something!

IT worker Sebrina Key is no longer counted among the among the unemployed.

One month ago Key was here in our studio taking part in our Jobless, Not Hopeless program. She did her best to stand out from the crowd with potential employer James Geiger from the IT fire C-Beyond.

It worked!

Catch up on all of our Jobless, Not Hopeless candidates every weekend with Fredricka Whitfield.

May 2nd, 2009
04:28 PM ET

Breaking barriers for job seekers: Latinos, language & the search for work

Communication is key in any job hunt. But for some Latinos looking for work, the language barrier can be deafening. CNN's Josh Levs found a rather unique job fair trying to bridge the gap.


Filed under: Jobless Not Hopeless • Josh Levs
May 2nd, 2009
02:41 PM ET

Jobless Audition for work

With new waves of layoffs seemingly every week, landing a job is getting tougher no matter what your skill set.  But one state is offering an incentive to both employers and jobless workers.  And it doesn't cost either a dime.  Here's Fredricka Whitfield.

Join Fredricka this weekend to learn more.

May 1st, 2009
12:16 PM ET

Web Watch: Resume Help

Website of the Week:

http://www.howtowritearesume.net

There are a lot of resume sites out there, this is our favorite. It's a "plug and chug" site.  It's easy to use and you don't have to mess with "tabs" or formatting.


Filed under: Jobless Not Hopeless • Nicole Lapin • Tony Harris • Viral Video • Website
April 26th, 2009
10:14 AM ET

A fast way to find work

FOLKS ARE GETTING VERY CREATIVE TO NAB A JOB THESE DAYS.
YOU'VE HEARD OF "SPEED DATING."
NOW THERE'S AN EVENT FOR THE JOBLESS CALLED "SPEED NETWORKING".
RECENTLY FREDRICKA CHECKED OUT ONE OF THOSE EVENTS IN ATLANTA.

THE GROUP WHICH HELD THIS "SPEED NETWORKING" EVENT IS CALLED "NETWORKING FOR PROFESSIONALS."
IT HOLDS EVENTS LIKE THIS AROUND THE COUNTRY.
JUST LOG ONTO THE WEBSITE, CLICK HERE.

April 26th, 2009
07:57 AM ET

Jobless, Not Hopeless

Jobless, Not Hopeless is a series we began back in April when we met ten different people looking for work. Since then we've matched them up with career coaches, followed them to job interviews and career fairs.

The two stories below will show you how it all started.

You can follow Fredricka Whitfield and all the Jobless, Not Hopeless job seekers every weekend on CNN.

April 19th, 2009
11:56 PM ET

Jobless, Not Hopeless–Speed Networking and Nailing That Interview

Think "speed dating," but this version could help you get a job. Plus an career coach on nailing that face-to-face interview, and two employers who are hiring right now give advice to job seekers.


Watch Fredricka each weekend in the CNN Newsroom and continue watching our series Jobless, Not Hopeless.