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How to Triumph Over Transition. This is the Beginning of Your Great Story!


Whatever your reason for embarking on your upcoming transition, whether it be a layoff, economic incentive, professional frustration, divorce, empty nest syndrome or you simply have a great business idea to put to market, realize that you are in an exciting position!  Yes, you are.

This can be the beginning of what will become your Great Story.  I can imagine that you may feel petrified about starting this process and overwhelmed about where or how to start. Don’t worry. It is this uncertainty that holds all the promise and possibility that lies before you. Embrace it and don’t fight it. Don’t believe me? Need proof?Continue Reading…

Why I Am Thankful For Being Laid Off – Here’s My Story

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Written by Lisa Rangel, Executive Resume Writer

“Congrats on getting bounced. A pretty awesome group of people get bounced nowadays, so you are in good company … “

This is an actual email response I sent to a friend a few months ago when he was laid off. So, if this happened to you–as it did to me–I say to you, “Congratulations!” Some of us have juicy stories and others are more mundane. Regardless of your story, being unemployed or underemployed in this market does not carry The Scarlet Letter stigma it once did. It has become a prevalent part of our lives, headlines and conversations. And make no mistake, it is an opportunity. However, before I pontificate with the “the world is your oyster” speech and tell you how thankful I am that it happened to me, let me tell you my story.Continue Reading…