You probably just need my brilliant advice

Golden Horse

Your unemployment will make people you meet wiser than you.

You have found or will find that when you interact with people you will occasionally hear The Lecture.  That laser-focus, one-sided discussion in which you are told in no uncertain terms what you should do about employment.  It’s the same capsulized lecture that teenagers hear when they take a job training course.  The galling thing for me is that I’m in my 50’s and have successfully worked my entire life until recently.  Ouch.

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Start a consulting company


As your time among the unemployed begins to lengthen from days into weeks and then months you will become aware that something is happening to your resume and online presence on sites like LinkedIn.  You are developing an employment gap.  People put different emphasis on the importance of having a gap but no one thinks it’s a good thing.  Depending on the person interviewing you and the type of field you’re in, this gap could possibly become a real issue.  This can happen in any field but fast-moving technical fields can be the worst.  If your unemployment reaches the year mark it could become critical.  But take heart.  You don’t have to have an unemployment gap, start a consulting company.

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