What the heck is Unemploymentville?>

What the Heck IS Unemploymentville?

Unemploymentville is:
- a friendly, helpful place for people who are out-of-work
- an online supportive community for the unemployed and underemployed
- a way of looking at being out of a job that tries to bring humor and a new light to what can otherwise be kind of a dark place

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4 Steps for Getting Gigs (Landing Freelance Work)

4 Steps for Getting Gigs (Landing Freelance Work)

After nearly four years of full-time freelancing, I’ve learned a trick or two about how to keep my family fed without having a traditional, full-time job. In my humble opinion, there are really four main areas of concern when it comes to getting work as a freelancer: landing the work scheduling the work completing the work and finally, getting paid for the work. The last three areas are really not an issue if the first one’s not happening (i.e. landing…

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How Losing My Job Cost Me My Marriage – Why It Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

How Losing My Job Cost Me My Marriage – Why It Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

134 days after I got married, I lost my job.  134 days is a very short amount of time before being forced to deal with the harsh realities of the real world.  That line in your vows – “for richer or poorer” – was quickly put to the test. Spoiler alert: we failed.  However, losing my job wasn’t the main reason why my marriage failed.  I will say, that although it may seem as though this is not a happy…

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On Why I Wrote This Book – Escape from Unemploymentville – Cover

On Why I Wrote This Book – Escape from Unemploymentville – Cover

On Why I Wrote this Book I recently had a horrible, awful stay in Unemploymentville and I wanted to make the place a bit better for the next person passing thru. Unemploymentville can be incredibly lonely despite millions of people living there. By sharing our experiences we receive the comfort of thinking, “Oh, you too? I’m not the only one.” An outsider with no extended stays in Unemploymentville might ask, “How could you possibly feel alone in any aspect of…

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What’s the WORST Advice on Job Loss or Job Hunting You Ever Got??

What’s the WORST Advice on Job Loss or Job Hunting You Ever Got??

Let’s face it, some advice really stinks! What’s the WORST advice you received on job loss or job hunting? I’m compiling a top 10 (or maybe I should call it bottom 10) list and so I’m asking for input. Entries selected will be paid $25 to be included in Escape from Unemploymentville book. But first let me answer the question myself. The WORST job loss/job hunting advice I received was… “Don’t feel bad.” This advice came from a few family…

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What’s The Best Advice You Received on Job Loss or Job Hunting?

What’s The Best Advice You Received on Job Loss or Job Hunting?

What’s the best advice you received on job loss or job hunting? I’m compiling a top 10 list and so I’m asking for input. Entries selected will be paid $25 to be included in Escape from Unemploymentville book. But first let me answer the question myself. The best job loss/job hunting advice I received was… “Take a break. Don’t even think about a job or looking for one for at least 3 or 4 days.” These words of wisdom came…

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