Career experts say that when you're out of work, your job search should become your new full-time job. Wise advice? Yes. Prudent? Of course. Fun? Not really.
The one nice thing a layoff gives you is time, a commodity that's often in short supply when work consumes 40 hours or more of your week. With that in mind, some laid off workers are taking the opportunity to travel, learn new languages, volunteer or simply spend more time with their children.