From navigating job searches, learning new skills, overcoming unemployment, and dealing with debt, My Life, I Guess has been a go-to resource for career guidance and financial stability since 2013.
This is My Life, I Guess…
Meet Amanda Kay
Employment Specialist, Syndicated Career Journalist, Founder of My Life, I Guess
Hi, I’m Amanda Kay! As an employment specialist with over a decade of experience, I’ve skillfully navigated the complexities of the job market. From overcoming challenges like leaving a toxic “dream job” to dealing with unemployment and wrongful termination, my firsthand encounters equips me with unique insights to guide and inspire others facing similar career hurdles.
As the owner and author of My Life, I Guess, founded in 2013, I openly share my expertise, with a focus on the human aspect of personal finance and career development. I have personally assisted over 3,500 individuals like you find jobs, create resumes, change careers, learn new skills, and better their lives.
My expertise and relatable approach have been featured in trusted publications such as the AP newswire, MSN, Credit.com, Yahoo! Finance, the Ladders and Fairygodboss.
What You’ll Find on My Life, I Guess
This is the story of My Life, I Guess
Who you get your information from matters, so let me tell you a little more about the history of this site.
The TL;DR version is that my first “real” job turned out to be a complete nightmare. To cope, I started blogging about what I was going through. What it was really like being unemployed. How humiliating it was applying for minimum wage jobs, and then not even getting an interview. And what all that meant to my finances.
Unsurprisingly, I found a lot of people who could relate.
So I kept writing, and decided to take this little hobby blog (which started in July 2011) a little more seriously. In April 2013, My Life, I Guess debuted.
Between dead-end jobs, being unemployed, under-employed, and miserable at work, I spent most of my 20s and 30s job searching, desperate to find the right fit. Little did I know how valuable spending all that time applying for jobs would actually be. Or that it would teach me the skills and experience I’d soon need to qualify for a life-changing job.
In 2018, I accepted the role as an Employment Specialist, where I help other people find jobs. I get paid to write resumes, match job seekers with open vacancies, and give other unemployed and under-employed people the same advice and encouragement that I had been getting myself. And naturally started to write more about it, too.
But it was not easy getting here. For years, I kept going in the wrong direction, especially with my debt. Instead of reducing it, it just kept adding up. I had to learn pretty quickly how make a paycheck last and started freelance writing to help make ends meet.
Life likes to keep things interesting though, so I’m going to keep sharing my advice, my struggles, and hopefully my successes right here on my little piece of the internet. After all, this is my life, I guess…