Adjective: A period of unemployment people use to have fun. It describes the situation of someone who doesn't have a job and still enjoys their time off.

Richard Edge
April 1, 2024

Are you funemployed? Perhaps you:

→ Graduated and haven’t found a job yet

→ Taking a career break, by choice or not

→ Choose to be funemployed

Funemployment is great.

·     Finally take time to tick of those things you’ve been meaning to do for a while.

·     Take spontaneous vacations, on a Tuesday, selecting a random destination in Ryanair’s flash sale.

·     Wake up whenever your heart desires. 9am, 12pm or even 2pm.



These are just a few things you may do in funemployment. While it’s fun to have time to do whatever you like, eventually the fun starts to slip away. Depending on the kind of person you are, the fun slowly disappears after a couple of weeks, months or even years.


Welcome to Unemployment


A situation where a person actively searches for employment but is unable to find work.

The job hunt can be rough. You apply to 100 jobs a day, send out 50 LinkedIn connections and pop the #opentowork banner on your profile picture. In the end, you’re ghosted by recruiters and don’t receive an answer from your final interview.


How much more can you take?

It can take months to find a new role. To find something you actually want to do, enjoy and that you are qualified for. It can take even longer if you want to change industries, countries or even get back into the swing of interviews after a long career break.

Whether you are funemployed or unemployed, both can be mentally, physically, and spiritually draining. It can be difficult to continue your momentum and stay hopeful. But don’t fear, because Careerships exists and has great advice to help you back onto your journey of employment.

To make a change you need to know:


→ Your why



Clear your path towards your career. Why do you want a job?


·      Do you want a new sense of fulfilment?

·      Do you want more money? Time?


Whatever it may be, you need to be crystal clear on why you want a job. What does this job look like for you?


·      Where is it located?

·      How do you dress?

·      What’s your title?


Ask yourself questions to dig deeper. Once you have the why, the ‘how’ will figure the rest out for you.


Maybe you haven’t got the job offer yet because you’re destined for bigger things. Maybe your job role hasn’t been posted yet. Maybe you are meant to have this career break, to have time for yourself and the things you value, but never had enough time for previously.


Whatever it may be, Careerships can help you to get back on your feet.

It’s important to remember, that funemployment is temporary.

Before you know it, you’ll be back into work, making your coffee and seizing the day.


All the time you had before will become a distant memory, so it’s important to truly make the most of it.


Whether your time is spent:


→ job searching

→ personal development

→ charity work

→ health & wellbeing

→ spending time with your friends and family


This is a short term opportunity, that you may not get again for another while.


That’s how you win the psychological game of careers, by making the most out of moments like these!


Want to attain your new job sooner?


Let’s take action!


Book in via for a free 30-minute ZOOM call to learn how we’ll clear your path to success.


Keep me updated on your progress!




CEO & Career Coach | Careerships

Careerships help professionals across 31 countries make substantial changes in their careers and lives.

Using our unique blend of international experience, passion, AI, commitment, and an ability to understand how to progress, we have maintained our 100% success record for our client partners, and it is our mission to keep this intact.

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