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 there. When you’re in the middle of a job search,...

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 - My Life, I Guess

When you meet someone new for the first time, one of the first questions asked is “what do you do for a living?” It seems like an innocent enough question to start a conversation with. Right up there along with a comment about the weather we’re having today. But when you’re unemployed this question can hurt. A lot. It can be an extremely difficult and embarrassing question to answer. Because...

My Life (I Guess) Lately – Vol. 3

My Life Lately Vol 3 - My Life, I Guess...

A lot has changed in my life over the last few months. All for the better! I don’t normally like change, but being stuck waiting for something to change is worse. But “stuck” is exactly where I’ve been. Stuck waiting for something to change. And all at once, it did! I Got Married! On July 23rd, in front of about 55 of our closest friends and family members, R and...

How Working for Minimum Wage Affected My Mental Health

How Working for Minimum Wage Affected My Mental Health - My Life, I Guess

Last updated: April 18, 2019 As a university educated woman in her 30s, with a post-graduate degree and over 10 years of professional working experience, having to accept a minimum wage job felt like a slap in the face. I’ve spent most of my life getting a quality education, working hard, and gaining tons of experience in order to avoid being stuck in a low paying, no-room-to-advance type job. I...

So You Agree, My Job Is Not Worth It

So You Agree, My Job Is Not Worth It

Two weeks ago, I vocalized on my blog something that I’ve been contemplating for a while now: Is my part-time minimum wage job even worth it? The results are in! And not surprisingly, most people agree: No, my job is not worth it. It’s a lot of stress, sickness, and unhappiness to put up with for $11 an hour, and it’s time that I move on and look for something...