Is your life not going how you planned?

Your job sucks. You have no career path.
Maybe you don’t have a job at all.

You have no money. But a lot of debt.
You are struggling to make ends meet.

And are beyond stressed out by it all.
You look around and think to yourself with a sigh,
“Well, this is my life, I guess…

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Hi, I’m Amanda!


Yup, I’ve been there, too! Between quitting my “dream job” that turned toxic, being laid off, wrongfully fired, underemployed, or miserable at work, I’ve spent more than a decade job searching. (And have the debt to prove it.)

But being unemployed and facing these struggles actually worked to my advantage and helped me create a life with meaning.

How? I became a Employment Specialist, where my job is to help people like YOU find a job you’ll love! I’ve also been blogging right here about career and personal finance since 2011.

Ready to take your career to the next level? Let’s find work that works for you!

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“Reading your blog felt like I was reading my own thoughts. Thank you for this post and for being raw and real. It has given me the push I needed.”
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“Your post helped me decide to take care of myself – I really appreciate that you put yourself out there so that others can benefit from your experience.”
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“Right now I feel tired of hustling and I am on the verge of giving up, but your piece has renewed my energy and enthusiasm. Thanks, you are doing a wonderful job.”
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