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  •  This is the best set of recommendations IMO (10+ / 0-)

    A competitor would be a good place to start because that implies familiarity with the customer base and product issues.  Any company would prefer a potential employee that would require only a minimum of training in the industry and know that someone let go by a competitor would have motivation to make their former employer regret their actions.

    As well, if he is not restricted by a non-compete condition (often put in a severance agreement but not always), he can tap his rolodex for customer contacts and that always is attractive to a potential employer.

    On a personal finance standpoint, it is important to maintain adequate cash flow and preserve your credit rating.  You don't want to inadvertently give creditors and lien holders justification to take your equity and property for cents on the dollar.  Housing seems to be recovering so this may be a favorable time to consider selling if living communally in a single dwelling is acceptable to all parties.

    Fixing up the house that is most likely to be sold is a good use of spare time that your SIL has in between his job search.  And it takes your mind off the ugly drama of his last job.

    Good luck from someone who has weathered unexpected unemployment and survived.

    •  absolutely (6+ / 0-)

      Preserving one's credit rating is important also because potential employers now look at it as part of their hiring criteria.

      It's pretty horrible and ridiculous--people who are out of work are more likely to fall behind on bills, thereby getting their credit rating dinged, but low credit scores make it less likely you can get a job to dig yourself out of the hole.

      Orwellian.

      There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.

      by puzzled on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 03:06:59 PM PDT

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