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Inspiration: Count All the Windows


count all windows of opportunityWhen I was a business development manager for a recruiting firm, I was responsible for finding job openings at companies that my recruiting firm could then fill for the company.

(Side Note: This is why we are so freaking good at teaching job seekers how to find openings – it was how I made my living!!)

My territory? New York City.

Yes, the city that never sleeps, naps or even blinks.

It’s on all.the.time.

Ruthless territory.

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When I Realized I Had to Learn the Most Important Skill to Succeed


most important skill to succeedPeople don’t believe me when I tell them I was a quiet little workaholic in my 20’s.

Well, they believe the workaholic part…but never the quiet part.

I was afraid of everything.

And worked so hard to overcompensate for all these fears.

I worked the longest so no one would think I was lazy.

I worked the hardest so everyone would see me as a dependable “result dispenser”.

I made sure I always had a solution since I wanted you to always know that I worked smart.

But I never told anyone I worked the longest, or the hardest or the smartest.

I just did it.

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

Why I amThankful ForBeing Laid Off

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…