Dispel awkwardness around your unemployment

03/21/2010 | Washington Post, The

Don't be embarrassed when you're unemployed and someone asks what you do, experts say. Keep your answer brief and show you've been busy building relationships or volunteering. "What's important there is that you've been doing something meaty; you've been doing something meaningful. People want to help people who are go-getters," says Laura Labovich, a career coach.

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