Lena Rouse has merely one resolution for 2014: Finally get a job.
CNN Money reports that it's a goal that was out of reach in 2013, despite her best efforts. After she was laid off from an IT analysis job at a regional bank, Rouse was unemployed all year long.
What's the problem? It certainly wasn't a lack of skills. She has two master's degrees (one in business and another in IT, from DeVry's Keller Graduate School of Management) and about 22 years of work experience.
'Hiring managers tell me I'm overqualified', she said.
It also wasn't a lack of trying. She sent out hundreds of job applications, and even told recruiters she would be willing to work for less than her previous salary.
And it wasn't the location either.
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