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Before You Switch Careers, Ask Yourself These 8 Essential Questions

Before You Switch Careers, Ask Yourself These 8 Essential Questions

Before you switch careers, 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 people tend …

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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 got 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 similar situation.  There have been …

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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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What To Do When You Can’t Find a Job

What To Do When You Can’t Find a Job

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 time to leave my …

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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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How to Get Your Resume Past the 6 Second Glance Test

How to Get Your Resume Past the 6 Second Glance Test

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. Yes, only 6 seconds.  6 seconds is not a long time by any means. It’s probably taken you about 6 seconds to read this far.  So as you can see, your resume has to …

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What To Do When You Hate Your Job - My Life, I Guess

I Hate My Job! The Best Ways to Cope Until You Can Quit

Do you jump out of bed each morning with a smile on your face, excitedly anticipating the work-day ahead of you? Or do you lay there as your alarm goes off, seriously contemplating just rolling over and going back to sleep, thinking “I hate my job, anyway. So what if I get fired?” Hopefully your answer is closer to the …

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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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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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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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Seven Things To Consider Before Moving Abroad For Work

Working abroad is becoming a very popular option for millennials. The chance to live abroad is an exciting one and gives you the chance to experience a totally new way of life. Working abroad while you’re young is easier, before you’ve put down serious roots or have other commitments to keep you from moving. It can be especially appealing if …

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This Is How You’re Going To Make Yourself Way More Employable

Image Source When it comes to getting ourselves our dream job, or the best possible job we can find, we need to make sure that we ace absolutely everything related to the chase. We obviously need to be able to put ourselves in the position to get such a job, right? It’s going to be pretty difficult to get the …

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Huge Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Job Search

Image Credit Job hunting is a long and frustrating process. The trouble is, some people make it much harder than it needs to be. Regardless of whether you’re stuck in a job you hate, have recently been made unemployed, or are just looking for a change, even the savviest of job seekers are bound to make a mistake here or …

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