SparkPeople UNEMPLOYED Team Messageboard Unemployment can lead to overeating, feelings of depression & hopeless. Together we can overcome the jobless blues by supporting, network, advising &sharing our personal experience, strength & hope. SparkPeople UNEMPLOYED Team Messageboard hello! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I recently graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in Marketing. I'm February, when I graduated, I felt like the world was my oyster. Now, several months later I am finding it extremely difficult to get the career I seek. In January, I had my final college course where I got to walk around Paris, Prague, Berlin, and Amsterdam. When I came home from that trip I had lost 5 lbs from walking about 5 miles a day and eating less. I weighed myself in at 14... Sat, 17 May 2014 08:40:34 EST Starting out another week Well it is time to get started on another week and I have motivation. I lost an additional 3 pounds this week. That makes 6 from my beginning point. I can do this! <BR> <BR> If I can get the weight back down then I can plan and move forward on the job search and generating income plan. It helps to build goals and see them coming about. <BR> <BR> My first goal for weight loss was 10 pounds in 10 weeks. This is week 2 and I am down 6 pounds. I will begin thinking about the next small go... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 08:48:26 EST Preperation What are you doing this week to keep you positive about finding work? <BR> <BR> I have started by reading an e-book - "finding work when there are no jobs", Daily working on building an Access journal so I can learn more about coding within Microsoft Office, looking at building a business of my own, scheduling time for setting up a blog and finding out just what kind of work I want to do. <BR> <BR> I have been listening to an audio book that has turned me from afraid to focused on what I ha... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:22:44 EST Is there a chance Hi, <BR> <BR> I am sad to see this page is not active. Sparks considers this team inactive. Is there anyone who would like to regenerate this into an active weight loss and support group activity? Sat, 4 Jan 2014 14:01:43 EST How to get back on track in interviews? There always seems to be at least one question in my interviews that throws me for a loop. Sometimes it is a common question such as "What is your greatest weakness?" and other times it is an unexpected question like "I see you have a Theatre degree. What are you doing applying here?" I'm curious to see if others have had this experience, and how they handled the question and got their footing back. Wed, 4 Jul 2012 17:30:24 EST Lucky Number 7 Hey there, guys. My name is Kristin, and I've been unemployed for a month now. <BR> <BR> I graduated with my BFA in Game Art & Design over a year ago. The only job I was able to find was working at a local Office Depot. The manager refused to give me full-time hours (therefor, no benefits), paid me minimum wage (despite my degree - which included design skills and program knowledge that I used daily in Office Depot), and forced me to cover the entire store's duties by myself rather than put... Thu, 24 May 2012 11:43:41 EST Hi All! --- <BR> Wed, 2 May 2012 21:41:08 EST I have been offered a position... Hello team! I just want to say a huge thank you for the support that you so unselfishly gave me in this time of my life! Unemployment is just not easy in any way and sure was hard emotionally! I know I haven't been apart of this team for long, but I have been unemployed for 8 months. I have been offered a position and I have taken it! I will be moving from Washington State to Alaska for this position, and I am pretty excited/scared/sad/happy about it! Anyways, I wish you all luck in following... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:03:43 EST Hi Hi unemployed Sparkers! My name is Amy. After being unemployed for over a year, I finally got a part time job at a daycare. I am hoping to get a full time job again one day. I am 26 and I have not recovered from being let go. I am hopeful that getting back in shape will help me get my self image back. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 20:39:33 EST Rejection Letters! I could wall paper my apartment with the number of rejection letters I have received, but I no longer have the apartment nor do I keep the letters. <BR> <BR> I received one today from a Hospitality company I applied at the beginning of this month. Kudos to them for getting back to me at all ~ it is more then most companies go these days ~ but when I realized that had I gotten the job, I would have had to move to Fargo North Dakota, I was not too disappointed. <BR> <BR> Don't misunderstand,... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:09:58 EST HI! Hey Ali and potential unemployed Sparkers! My name is Nikki! I just completed an internship in New Hampshire at the end of August 2011 and moved to Washington State to be closer to my family. I moved in with my mom until I can find a job. I am 25 and being unemployed just really makes me emotionally unstable, but I am doing all I can to keep my head up. Focusing on my fitness and calorie intake is the only thing I can control and makes me feel amazing! Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:14:22 EST Your Unemployed pet peeves Nothing makes me more irritated then when a friend or family member gives me unsolicited advice on how to find work....... <BR> <BR> I know that it is my best interest my family has in mind, but just because I have a degree doesn't mean I can march into a University and demand a tenured teaching position (But thanks for thinking I could Grandma.) <BR> <BR> Moreover, the advice I get from friends that is so obvious you wonder what they must think of you. <BR> For example, I've had a number o... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:09:57 EST What is your Dream Job? I am a lawyer. I went to law school because I loved being a student (it is a great life) and I always found the law interesting. However, I graduated a year after "9-11" and as we all know, the world changed. <BR> <BR> I do not necessarily want to practice law, and I have often wondered "If I could do anything.... <BR> <BR> I love nature and animals, so if I could do anything I would have a farm. (Probably the romantic notions of a city born girl but I'm okay with that.) <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:23:55 EST What part of the Nation or World do you live? Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America <em>652</em> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:14:18 EST WELCOME! Tell us about yourself.... Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Ali and having been unemployed and searching for work for two straight years today (Happy 2 year anniversary Ohio Departments of Unemployment) and knowing that there are 28,000,000 of us out there ~ Then there must be other unemployed Sparklers like myself. <BR> <BR> Being unemployed has been very difficult but there has been a lot of epiphanies along the journey. Besides my job, I lost my apartment, all my furnishings, my savings account, my good credit r... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:11:53 EST