What is the longest you've been unemployed and how did you manage it?

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6 months, applied for jobs during mornings and waited tables at a local restaurant at night. It worked out fine.

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9 months unemployed, after a company acquisition where I took the severance package and I thought I would easily find a new job. I had MBA & 15 yrs experience in business (non-eng) roles in tech, but it took a while to find a new role at my level & pay expectation ($250K TC). I maxed out the 26 weeks of CA unemployment benefits (EDD), which was only $450/week in the form of a debit card (and still subject to income tax). After 9 months unemployed, I landed a contract role with a former employer. I continued to interview during the contract project, and landed my current job that offered the level & pay I was expecting. Fortunately, my spouse was still working the whole time, so we didn’t have to dip into our emergency fund (but we weren’t saving anything on a 1-income budget for those 9 months).

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About 5 months. I made it my job to get a job. Joined a networking group that accountability meetings where other job seekers would check in on progress, ask questions, and build out the network to meet potential employers. Structure was the most helpful. I set daily goals and weekly goals for connecting with new people and focused mostly on building relationships. Wrote a post about what steps were more helpful for myself to land my next job https://ingridarreola.com/2019/09/11/ingrids-journey-strategy-lessons-and-gratitude/

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