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Elizabeth Killingsworth
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Elizabeth Killingsworth, a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia School of Law, is an attorney currently living and seeking employment in Washington, D.C. She also cooks and blogs at Southern Living Saved My Life.

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Job Interviewers Can't Help But Question Motives

Posted November 16, 2010 | 11:34:00 (EST)

Tuesday night I found myself embroiled in a conversation wherein my companion set forth that the U.S. is unique. Here, people with very public images can reinvent themselves and the public finds the changes credible. His examples were abundant and convincing, and I found myself completely agreeing. Yes, I thought,...

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Slowing Down

Posted October 18, 2010 | 16:44:01 (EST)

A few weeks ago, I was berating one of my favorite people, Adi, for allowing work to monopolize his life. He is brilliant, so working ever so slightly less will not ruin his career, and I firmly believe that if you ignore the social realm too long, it may not...

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Slowing Down

Posted October 18, 2010 | 14:34:35 (EST)

A few weeks ago, I was berating one of my favorite people, Adi, for allowing work to monopolize his life. He is brilliant, so working ever so slightly less will not ruin his career, and I firmly believe that if you ignore the social realm too long, it may not...

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Combatting Boredom

Posted September 21, 2010 | 14:18:19 (EST)

There comes a point, after the novelty of having free time during the day has worn off and between frantic bursts of job-search activity, where mind-numbing boredom settles in. So the unemployed are presented with a quandary: how do I entertain myself without spending any money? Well, at least not...

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How To Support Someone Who's Lost His Job

Posted September 13, 2010 | 10:08:59 (EST)

When you lose your job, you go through a grieving process. It is long, it is brutal, and I am going to ignore it almost entirely. There have been more than enough articles discussing coping mechanisms and variations on the classic five stages of grief. Instead of discussing...

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"Why Are Unemployment Benefits Taxed?" And Other Burning Questions From A New Recipient

Posted September 8, 2010 | 14:38:55 (EST)

The first thing you do when you have just been laid-off from your job is call the local Unemployment Insurance office. In my case, Massachusetts's. I was fortunate. I called immediately, had an adept and kind person on the other end of the line, and had everything up and running...

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J.D. For Hire

Posted September 1, 2010 | 15:20:28 (EST)

Last November, I found myself thirteen months into my career as an associate at a prestigious law firm in Boston, sitting in my office and waiting for the phone to ring. My firm had already held one publicly acknowledged layoff, and the associates had been anxiously anticipating the second for...

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