Monday, March 9, 2009

Unemployment Be Gone!

Oh, happy day! Angels rejoice, children sing, bank account replenish!

I am a full-time employee! Alas, my adventures in networking lunches, freelance public relations, and online social networking in Charlotte have resulted in the big J-O-B.

Many thanks to North Carolina State University (whose views I do not represent on this blog :) for extending a generous offer and creating this partnership - my love for the ACC has grown exponentially going into this March!

"Thank you speeches" aside, the past four months have taught me a lot. Life's basic lessons are often known but not fully understood until you've experienced them. For example:
  • Life is not always "fair" - far more experienced individuals than myself have unwillingly contributed to our nations' 8.1 percent unemployment rate.
  • Everything DOES happen for a reason (though we most often have no clue why).
  • The most important things in life are your health and your family. Period.
  • Things can almost always be're reading this post are you not?
  • We are our own best hope. Translation: Networking and self branding are critical components of the journey to a job.
"Don't give up, don't ever give up." - Jim Valvano

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