Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed

Being unemployed is incredibly difficult. With current unemployment rates, there’s probably someone close to you that’s either looking for a new job or looking for a better one. Giving them a thoughtful, practical gift could really go a long way. Think about what sort of things they need or that would help them out the most, depending on their situation. Here are some practical gift ideas for the unemployed person...

How Being Unemployed Helped Me Get an Awesome New Job

How Being Unemployed Helped Me Get an Awesome New Job - My Life, I Guess

Like many students, I went to university not knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up. I changed my major after first-year from English to Theatre, signed up for a minor in Computer Science, and then completed a post-degree diploma in Arts and Non-Profit Management. I also had an awesome part-time job on campus teaching study skill workshops to my peers and mentoring at-risk students. My final year...

What To Do When You Can’t Find a Job

What to do When You Can't Find a Job - My Life, I Guess

Whether you find yourself unemployed, looking to make a change, or entering the workforce for the first time, finding a job can a very time consuming, frustrating and disheartening process. A process I know all too well. (First, because it took me over 9 months to find a new job when I decided it was time to leave my stressful, dead-end job. And second when it took me over 2...

Two Job Offers – Which One Do I Pick?

Two Job Offers, Which One Do I Pick - My Life, I Guess...

A few weeks ago, I was faced with a problem. A lucky problem, but a problem no less. I was in a situation I’ve never been in before, and wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I asked people for advice, discussed it at length with R, researched what I could online, and made numerous “pro and con” lists to try to help me make the right decision. Instead...

Becoming Self Employed and In Control of My Own Life

Becoming Self Employed and In Control of My Own Life - My Life, I Guess

Last updated: May 3, 2018. A few weeks ago, I decided that my efforts to find a traditional job was getting me nowhere. Despite cutting back my criteria down to simply trying to find something I don’t hate (regardless of pay, hours, or type of work), it’s been over 3 months since my last job interview. And once again, I was crushed when I didn’t hear back from the only...