Finding a new job
We'll help you find a job. You may well know someone who's been retrenched or fired or sacked. In this show we offer some advice on how to make it to the launch-pad rather than the scrap-heap. You never know when it might be you.
Unemployment is high in many parts of the world, and there's a very good chance that you know someone who's out of a job and you may well be yourself. Certainly plenty of my family members have had to come to terms with searching for new work recently.
Unemployment does hurt on many levels, from the stark loss of a wage and the crisis that causes, to the knock to your self-esteem.
First the shock of being told you're out of a job. Linda Blair is a clinical psychologist who was recently dismissed from the British newspaper she was writing for, the Guardian. She gives us her advice on how to handle being on the wrong end of a pretty brutal message.
People who've been retrenched or fired or sacked invariably feel angry. It's why sacked people get escorted to their desks and then straight to the front door with their belongings when it happens. So how should you take it, a question we put to to Jenny Rogers, who's a lecturer and an author on career development.
When you do go for a new job, the task is to get from the long list to the short list, to go from the great mass of applicants to the select bunch invited to an interview.
Corrine Mills is the managing director of a company called Personal Career Management which advises people and companies on recruitment. So how hard a sell should you make with your CV - might boastfulness be off-putting?