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.

How to Apply the 12 Best Leadership Quotes to Your Life

How to Apply the 12 Best Leadership Quotes to Your Life

Leadership is a famously difficult duty. Whether you want to become the big shot or you’re already the boss, you’ve got work ahead of you. Let’s look at our most famous leaders and their motivating guidance. These inspiring leadership quotes are sure to illuminate your road ahead. Leadership is Learning While leadership styles vary, the core characteristics of effective leadership …

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How to Answer “What Do You Do For a Living?” When You’re Unemployed

How to Answer “What Do You Do For a Living?” When You’re Unemployed

When you meet someone new for the first time, one of the first questions commonly asked is “what do you do for a living?” It seems like an innocent enough conversation starter. Right up there along with a comment about the weather we’re having today. But when you’re unemployed this type of question can hurt. A lot. Regardless if you …

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Companies that Hire Felons & People with a Criminal Record

Companies that Hire Felons & People with a Criminal Record

Finding a job is challenging in itself. Finding a job when you have a criminal record or a felony is even more difficult. But it’s not impossible.  Some companies will unfortunately discriminate against anyone who has been incarcerated or convicted of a crime, even if there are legislatures in place to try to prevent that from happening. They will automatically …

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Before You Switch Careers, Ask Yourself These 8 Essential Questions

Before Making a Career Change, Ask Yourself These 8 Essential Questions

Before you make a career change, there are a few essential questions you should ask yourself first. By making sure you ask yourself the right questions, you can ensure you end up in the role that’s perfect for you. One that you enjoy and that suits the lifestyle you want to lead. Work shouldn’t be something we hate. Yet many …

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How to Raise Your Hiring Potential

How to Raise Your Hiring Potential

When you’re in the midst of the job search process, you are probably asking yourself how you can become more hireable. Standing out against the competition is sometimes more important than the skills and experience you have listed on your resume. Stop thinking about how you can show businesses why they should hire you. Instead, focus on showing them why …

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How to Include Your Side Hustle on Your Resume: The Ultimate Guide

How to Include Your Side Hustle on Your Resume: The Ultimate Guide

It seems like everyone has side hustles these days. Whether it’s to make extra money, pursue an interest or passion, or to learn a new skill, it’s work that we choose to do on the “side” of our day jobs. Yet few people think to include their side hustle on their resume. Working on your own doesn’t make it any …

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Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Being unemployed is incredibly difficult. With current unemployment rates at a record-breaking high thanks to COVID-19, you probably know someone close to you that’s been laid off, let go or looking for a new, better job. Giving your unemployed friends and loved ones a thoughtful gift could really go a long way. Think about what sort of things they need …

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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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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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