7 Huge Job Hunting Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

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Job hunting is a long and frustrating process. The trouble is, some people make finding a job much harder for themselves than it needs to be. Regardless of whether you’re looking for your first job, stuck in a job you hate, have recently become unemployed, or are looking for a career change, even the savviest …

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Career Counseling: The Best Way to Succeed with Your Career

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Your career takes up approximately a third of your life. Not having a clear career path or being unhappy with the one you’ve chosen can make life much more stressful and unfulfilling. Career counseling can help you overcome these challenges by helping you find a job that aligns with your interests, values, goals, and financial …

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Did You Lose Your Job During This Pandemic? Read This ASAP!

Did You Lose Your Job During This Pandemic? Read This Asap!

The following is a guest post from Martin of Studenomics, where he tries to make personal finance fun since you have enough to stress about. You can click here to check out the wide range of content on everything from student loans to getting paid to drink coffee. “I got fired. I’m screwed. I have …

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10 Tips for Getting Rehired After the Lockdown Ends

10 Tips for Getting Rehired After the Lockdown Ends

Millions of people are currently unemployed thanks to the global pandemic.  While many keep talking about life “returning to normal” once this over, things may never go back to how they were – especially when it comes to the job market.  No one knows what will happen next or what the long-term effects will be. …

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Get Your Resume Past the 6 Second Glance Test (Free Resume Checklist)

Get Your Resume Past the 6 Second Glance Test (Free Resume Checklist)

When it comes to job hunting, I was shocked to learn that most recruiters and hiring managers only give your resume a 6-second glance test before they decide to accept or reject your application. Yes, only 6 seconds. 6 seconds is not a long time by any means. It’s probably taken you about 6 seconds …

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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. …

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Have You Been Laid Off From Work? Avoid Making These Mistakes

Have You Been Laid Off From Work? Avoid Making These Mistakes

Back in 2014, I was laid off from work. My contract came to an end before the grant funding for the next school year had come through. I was promised again and again that they would rehire me as soon as the money arrived. I foolishly believed them.  Millions of people are currently in a …

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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 …

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Can’t Find a Job? Here’s What You Can Do When You Can’t Find Work

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Whether you find yourself unemployed, looking to make a career 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 …

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15 Ways to Survive Financially While Unemployed

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

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 …

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How Much Being Unemployed Actually Cost Us

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

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, …

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