When it rains, it pours. I heard from another former job seeker who recently acquired a job. (Thanks for letting me know!)
This talented and entrepreneurial writer found her way into a part-time marketing position through a referral from a colleague.
Her background and passion kept her focused. She was true to her values and knew that something could happen if she created an even greater awareness of herself professionally.
She embraced social media and was already an avid blogger.
She created a supportive network with people she respected and could learn from.
She accepted the concept of a portfolio career- a career in which she could do what she loved to do independently and through various other venues. These will allow her to supplement her part-time income.
Patience, persistence and networking are the learning points to her story.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.