Amanda runs the blog My Life I Guess. In 2012, she found herself in a pretty serious work/life "UN-balance" after her dream job had turned into a complete nightmare. She says, "Everything I had worked hard for was falling apart."  She started blogging about what she was going through. What it was really like being unemployed. How she struggled for nearly 3 years to find a full-time job. What working a minimum wage job in her 30s did to her mental health. And what all that meant to her finances. As it turns out, many of these stories resonated with her readers as well. So she kept writing. She offers her thoughts on career, health and well-being, life on a budget, and much more.

Should You Include Side Hustles on Your Resume?

Including Side Hustles on Your Resume
Side Hustles on Your Resume

Should You Include Side Hustles on Your Resume?

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 less relevant than your other work experience because side hustles are work! Sometimes a lot of work. And time and energy.

Like any traditional job, they teach you valuable, transferable skills that employers are looking for – skills like time management, multi-tasking, and showing initiative. They also help to further develop your talents by putting them to use in tangible ways.

Not including these skills, talents, and experiences on your resume could be a mistake that could cost you that new job you’re hoping to get.

What is the Purpose of a Resume?

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How to Survive Working for a Horrible Boss

How to Survive Working for a Horrible Boss
How to Survive Working for a Horrible Boss


The following post originally appeared on My Life, I Guess and has been republished with permission.

How Do You Handle Working for a Horrible Boss?

A horrible boss. At some point in our lives, we will probably 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 there was no possible way I could ever have a boss more horrible than that.

But last year, I was proven wrong.

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