My Unemployment Guide: A Quick Update

My Unemployment Guide: A Quick Update

Wow, what a rollercoaster of four months it's been since this series launched. The amount of texts, calls, Facebook messages, emails, tweets and Slack DM's has been truly humbling. Thank you, and keep them coming! I'm so pleased to learn that this guide has and continues to serve people through some scary times of job instability. I set out to create a guide that provided actionable steps to help people my age get through sudden job loss. The advice shared on here is a combination of lessons learned, years of reading reports about the economic collapse and its affect on millennials, plus tried and true resources that helped me get back on my feet. It is simultaneously rewarding and disappointing that this content is still needed.

Since the launch of my unemployment guide here on #alishainthebiz, I've given a lot of thought on how to do more. I'm consistently researching hard data, updating previous posts with resources and recording supplemental videos to answer frequently asked questions. I want to continue doing more and have begun brainstorming a few ideas, but I need your help.

Presenting the #alishainthebiz unemployment guide at coworking space, Indy Hall in Philadelphia.

Has my unemployment guide helped you?

If you found this guide helpful in any way, I'd love to hear about it. Here are a few small ways you can contribute to the expansion of this series:

  • Share this guide with others who may find it helpful. Here's a link to the full blog post archive.
  • Watch the videos in each blog post or login into Facebook to watch them there.
  • Share this guide on social media and include the hashtag #alishainthebiz or tag me @alishainthebiz on Twitter.
  • Leave a comment or drop me a line with feedback below. I especially want to hear from Human Resource professionals, or folks who are in the position to hire (and fire) staff.
  • Email me a short 1-2 sentence testimonial on how my advice has helped you survive sudden job loss.
  • Donate to my PayPal so I can expand this series into an ebook and event series.

My goal is to have this guide reach more audiences and I believe partnerships with publications and organizations that are similarly aligned in professional/personal development programming will benefit all. If you're interested in partnering, don't hesitate to reach out.

What's next?

This spring I'll be publishing the final blog posts and videos of the unemployment guide. Stay tuned for a final 'Ask Me Anything' video on Facebook Live tackling the last topic, "After It Happens," or how to make your next career move. Get your questions ready!

After It Happens: Get (Re)Focused & Plot Your Next Career Moves

After It Happens: Get (Re)Focused & Plot Your Next Career Moves

After It Happens: 4 Immediate Unemployment Action Items

After It Happens: 4 Immediate Unemployment Action Items