Watercolor on Paper / Now that my schedule’s opened up, I had time to do my own illustration

It was one day away from my 2-year anniversary at my first job, one hour into the workday, and one minute into a meeting with the subject titled: “Update Meeting.” This was the moment many of us at my company were informed, “your services are no longer needed.”

How many of us find ourselves in this position; cozy in our current job, resume outdated, experience poorly documented, then suddenly unemployed? Not to worry. I went into this taking notes, and I’m here to share them with you just in case you’re facing the same sitch.

Top 10 things to do in your first days of unemployment:

Maryam Bacchus

Product manager, artist, and traveler with a strong affinity to felines.

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