Unemployment


Being unemployed or underemployed is stressful. I’ve been there myself and I know what it’s like. Now my job is to help other people find jobs! I provide advice, resources, and support for anyone that is or is facing unemployment.
Whether you were fired, laid off, quit, or are looking for your first job after graduation, here are tips to help you find a job you love and to survive financially and mentally while you are out of work.

A Day in the (Unemployed) Life

I have been meaning to participate in Amanda of musicalpoem’s A Day in the Life link-up since she launched it back in January, and I’m happy to say that I’ve finally done it! On Tuesday, October 28th, I documented my day, and now present to you A Day in the (Unemployed) Life of yours truly.   3:45am: Yes, you read …

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So, How Did Your Job Interview Go?

As of yesterday, I’ve officially been laid off for 5 months now. 5 MONTHS! And as of yesterday, I had my first job interview in those 5 months. I’ve mentioned previously that the job market where I live is pretty bad. I knew that getting another job in academic support or as support staff within post-secondary education would mean being …

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I’m Being Replaced – Not Rehired

I have been waiting all summer (after being laid off at the end of April) for news about being rehired as an academic advisor with the college. Last week, 2.5 weeks after my position was finally reposted, I got the news. I didn’t get the job. I didn’t even get an interview. I didn’t even have a chance. Because of …

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EI, EI, Oh…

About a month ago, I mentioned that I had applied to EI (Employment Insurance) as a way to supplement my income after being laid off: “I’ve applied for employment insurance, so I’m also waiting to see how that pans out. I’m worried that the fact I was on EI last summer is going to affect me (well, technically I was …

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