Career Advice


Finding the right career path can be a real challenge, no matter what stage in life you are at. Dream jobs can turn into nightmares, our interests and values can change, and unfortunately, lay-offs and job loss can happen.

My career path has led me to an Employment Center where my job is to help other people find success in their own careers. From applying for a new job, to starting your own business, to how to be a valuable employee, you can find career advice and the resources I use here.

15 Ways to Survive Financially While Unemployed - My Life, I Guess

15 Ways to Survive Financially While Unemployed

If you are unemployed, you need to financially survive this trying time. Your new full time job is to find a job. Unfortunately, looking for work is a “job” doesn’t pay anything.   Not having any income is a serious problem. And a major cause of stress. How are you going to keep a roof over your head? Or food …

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Why It's A Mistake To Go To College As An Undeclared Major - My Life, I Guess

Why It’s A Mistake To Go To College As An Undeclared Major

If you are about to graduate high school or are planning to pursue higher education, spring can be a very stressful time of year while you wait for those College and University acceptance (and rejection) letters. Will you be accepted into the school of your choice? With the college major of your choice? How will you decide if you get …

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What Should I Do To Build My Online Business? - My Life, I Guess

What Should I Do To Build My Online Business?

These days, many people have decided that the traditional world of work is simply not going to work for them. Whether the issue is a lack of personal freedom, unimpressive pay, or a horrible boss, many people (especially us millennials) have developed an entrepreneurial attitude, and want to start our own businesses. If you’re one of these people, you might …

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How Much Being Unemployed Actually Cost Us - My Life, I Guess

How Much Being Unemployed Actually Cost Us

Throughout this blog and social media, I’ve been pretty open about the fact that I really struggled after being laid off back in April of 2014. How I struggled for over 2 years to find a full-time job. How working a part-time, minimum wage job in my 30s affected my mental health. And, of course, how I struggled financially after …

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Why You Should Apply For Unemployment, Even If You Quit or Were Fired - My Life, I Guess

Why You Should Apply For Unemployment, Even If You Quit or Were Fired

Unemployment insurance, employment insurance, social security, job seekers allowance – no matter what you call it, having to rely on it is never ideal. It means that you have lost your job. And that usually means you’ve also lost a big source of your income, if not your only source. Even if you know your job is about to come …

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Don’t Let a Horrible Boss Destroy You (Like I Almost Did) - My Life, I Guess

Don’t Let a Horrible Boss Destroy You (Like I Almost Did)

Horrible bosses. At some point in our lives, we will all have at least one. In my seemingly never-ending struggle to find a good, permanent, full time role, horrible bosses have been a big factor. After having a boss that was physically abusive towards 2 of my colleagues, and extremely verbally and emotionally abusive to us all, I thought that …

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Is Multi-Level Marketing a Better Side Hustle Than Blogging - My Life, I Guess

Is Multi-Level Marketing a Better Side Hustle Than Blogging

Side hustles. It seems like everyone is talking about them, writing about them, and starting side hustles of their own. And understandably so. Many of us are working outside of our fields. Few of us get to pursue our passions. We’re more educated, but earning lower wages. And we have the debt to prove it. As a personal finance enthusiast, …

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I started my first blog back in 2002 and have been actively blogging in one form or another ever since. Even though I have these years of experience behind me, there’s still so much to learn and perfect when it comes to blogging. It’s always changing and advancing; sometimes it’s hard to keep up! So, when Anne of Unique Gifter …

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

How Being Unemployed Helped Me Get an Awesome New Job

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 …

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6 Things I've Learned From Freelance Writing (So Far) - My Life, I Guess

6 Things I’ve Learned From Freelance Writing (So Far)

The blogosphere is full of posts and articles telling you that freelance writing is a great way to earn a little extra money from home. There are many bloggers that have been able to quit their day jobs and make a living from it. But for every blogger that finds that level of success, there are dozens (maybe even hundreds? …

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Infographic: Has the New Economy Killed the 9-5?

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure for more information. With more and more people becoming self-employed, our idea of what a typical workday is is changing. In this post, FreshBooks set out to discover if the shift to self-employment brings with it the end of the 9-5 workday. The infographic below gives a detailed look at the …

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Financially Stuck in the Middle - My Life, I Guess

Financially Stuck in the Middle

Recently, I celebrated my one-year anniversary of being back to work full time. In some ways, it feels like I’ve been with this organization for a lot longer than that. I have already changed roles after accepting an internal promotion and am currently back-filling for a different department, as well. (Essentially meaning I’ve been trained in 3 different jobs already.) …

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Top 10 Effective Strategies to Deal With Work Stress - My Life, I Guess

Top 10 Effective (and Doable) Strategies To Deal With Work Stress

A Guest Post By Shiuan Butler Aloha! My name is Shiuan and I am the Creator of Journaling Sisters, a safe, supportive, nurturing community of heart-centred women who love connection, creativity, and journaling. I came across Amanda’s blog, My Life, I Guess… recently and loved how open she was on the topic of mental health. I decided to reach out …

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Tackling Toxicity

Your colleagues are great. They chat, they make coffee, they help you through your working day. But there’s always someone that you just can’t get along with, that one person who seems determined to single you out and make your day that much harder. If you’ve got “that colleague” in your team, you’ll recognize how toxic it can quickly make …

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Do You Feel As If Your Job Is Crushing Your Soul?

Image Credit It’s 7 in the morning and your alarm clock rings! You wake up bleary-eyed, and resisting the temptation to throw the blasted thing across the room again (remembering the window you accidentally smashed last time), you stumble out of bed with a sorrowful heart. You keep telling yourself that you should be glad to have a job in …

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