Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed

Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed - My Life, I Guess

Being unemployed is incredibly difficult. Especially around the holidays. We basically opted out of Christmas the last few years because I was either between jobs myself or only working part-time for minimum wage. With current unemployment rates, there’s probably someone on your list that’s either looking for a new job (or looking for a better one). Giving them a thoughtful, practical gift could really go a long way. Think about...

How Being Unemployed Helped Me Get an Awesome New Job

How Being Unemployed Helped Me Get an Awesome New Job - My Life, I Guess

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 to my peers and mentoring at-risk students. My final year...

6 Things I’ve Learned From Freelance Writing (So Far)

6 Things I've Learned From Freelance Writing (So Far) - My Life, I Guess

The blogosphere is full of posts and articles telling you that freelance writing is a great way to earn a little extra money from home. There are many bloggers that have been able to quit their day jobs and make a living from it. But for every blogger that finds that level of success, there are dozens (maybe even hundreds? thousands?) of bloggers that are lucky to make $15 per...

What To Do When You Can’t Find a Job

What to do When You Can't Find a Job - My Life, I Guess

Whether you find yourself unemployed, looking to make a 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 stressful, dead-end job. And second when it took me over 2...

Two Job Offers – Which One Do I Pick?

Two Job Offers, Which One Do I Pick - My Life, I Guess...

A few weeks ago, I was faced with a problem. A lucky problem, but a problem no less. I was in a situation I’ve never been in before, and wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I asked people for advice, discussed it at length with R, researched what I could online, and made numerous “pro and con” lists to try to help me make the right decision. Instead...