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Elyssa Duncan posted an article
Jun 19, 2020

4 tips to managing finances while unemployed

Elyssa Duncan
Community Specialist
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Chasity Young
4 months ago

If your calling edd and are on hold try calling the pandemic hotline their open till 8pm

#unemployed # #unemployment

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Lawrence White

Hey @Alex, Good News! Officials with the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency said they have completed system updates for the recently extended federal unemployment insurance programs. Read more about this at Michigan unemployment: PUA, PEUC claimants can now reopen, certify claims, state says

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Kimberly Hector
over 6 months ago

Take It or Leave It

I'm i have a situation. I just recently became unemployed. Out of work for a week went on a job interview got the job but it won't pay all my bills. Do I take the job or hold out for something better?

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Freddy Soto
over 6 months ago

UNEMPLOYED

IAM UNEMPLOYED I DIDNT KNOW IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THIS HARD TO FIND ANOTHER JOB BUT IT IS..IF THERE IS ANYONE THAT CAN HELP ME OUT IAM LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT IAM A HANDYAN IAM CERIFIED BY OSHA IF YOU CAN HELP ME OUT IT WILL BE WELL APPRECIATED VERY MUCH CHECK MY PROFILE/RESUME..THANK YOU FREDDY SOTO Iam located in westchester New York..9143085174

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Corey Cash
over 6 months ago

Unemployed for vacation

Lost of job for excessive vacation usage. Didn't know you could loose your job for frequently using your vacation.

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Rowenna Stanton
over 6 months ago

Graduated with no job

I'm in the same situation. I graduated 5 years ago, and I have been looking for a job in my field of study ever since. I'm tire of applying to so many jobs with no response. Did I complete two years of college for nothing? Because that's what it seems like. So frustrated.

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Thomas Nickerson jr
over 6 months ago

Thomas Nickerson jr

I live in winter haven Florida. I have been out of work for the past 10 months. I have an aa in science with over 14 years of call center supervisor experience. Looking for something in the customer service industry, doesn't have to be in a call center. I have been applying everywhere, I am almost 47, and have run out of money. If anyone has any suggestions please don't hold back, thanks again.

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Katherine Atwood
over 6 months ago

Eligibility requirements question

My child's school closed due to covid 19, which caused attendance issues and I was fired from my staffing agency job. Does the work search requirement being waived save me from the requirements of followup and job search thru the agency to qualify for unemployment benefits? I didn't realize you have to contact them within 24 hrs and then wait three days to file. Does this still apply due to work search requirements being waived? Thanks #help #eligibility #unemployed #momlife #thestruggleisreal #coronavirus #unemployment

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Denise Alfonso
over 6 months ago

Switching Careers and Learning New Skills

I went to school knowing I wanted to study science but not sure what I wanted to do with that. As a kid I mixed shampoo bottles and made flower infused "creations", lined up my stuffed animals for school, played "check up" with my siblings and dolls, studied "wildlife" on my high-tech "binoculars" (read: looked at my stuffed animals through two empty toilet paper rolls taped together), and annoyed my parents asking for math problems to do. The other kids thought I was weird, but that's a story for a different post. Eventually, I went down the Chemistry route and did lab research, thought about becoming a doctor, volunteered as an after-school tutor.

After a short stint as a doctoral student, I became a teacher. Part of my doctoral program involved teaching college students and I realized that it was the most rewarding part of my day (as much as I liked mixing chemicals and watching them change colors). I thought working with kids and teaching them about how atoms and molecules make up the world around us was the funnest job on the planet. And I loved it! But four years in, I started to feel like something was missing.

I missed research and experiments. I missed thinking about new problems in mathematical terms. I researched different career paths and settled on the idea that I wanted to become a Data Scientist. You run experiments! Work with data! Math! But I had one problem....I had no business experience and I had never worked with a programming language before. Sure, I once knew my math and statistics, but it had been years since I had used more than what was necessary to teach high school and I'd never worked with the massive data sets that are becoming so common in today's rapidly changing digital landscape.

So I came up with a plan...sort of. I talked to tons of people. Friends, friends of friends, people connected to coworkers, complete strangers who I cold-emailed or messaged on job sites (I even cold-called a few people and let me tell you, for a millennial, that is TERRIFYING). And I learned that what I wanted to do wasn't impossible. I signed up for free classes online, checked out textbooks from the library, went to data science meet ups around the city. Eventually I started working on a few small-scale projects and applying for jobs. There were a looooot of jobs I never heard back from. Who was going to hire a teacher with no "relevant" experience? But I called the hiring managers, talked to all the people who rejected me, and learned a lot!

It wasn't easy. It took me at least a year while working a full time job to take these classes and apply for jobs. I left my job at an amazing school with awesome coworkers at the end of the school year so I could work on finding a new job full time. I was scared! I was giving up something amazing for uncertainty! And all that even though I knew I was lucky to have savings that let me be unemployed for a bit and a family I could go back to should I run out of money.

Four months later, after a summer of constant rejections (but some very useful conversations with the very people who turned me down!), I landed three final-round interviews, two offers, and a job at the kick-ass company I chose to work at.

#JobSearchStrategies #Stressful #Motivation #unemployed #careerchange #learning #education

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