I remember being laid off and carrying my box of belongings to my car. I felt humiliated and embarrassed because I was walking in front of a large window where many of coworker's desks looked out. Lucky for me, I had parked my car right in front so I walked to it with all eyes staring at me. The drive back home was one I'll never forget. I was heartbroken and full of self-doubt. But I learned a lot following that experience, I learned to value myself as a professional and not park my car so inconveniently.
TO BE OF VALUE TO OTHERS
Many of us have gone through a similar of experience of being unexpectedly unemployed (and possibly parking your car in the wrong spot). Even if you saw it coming, being in that position is tough. Job searching can be frustrating, heartbreaking, and enlightening. While on my full-time job search, I worked on acquiring skills, networking, and writing but felt like I was missing something. Then a light went on. How could I be of value to those going through the same thing?
Thus, this project will highlight people who have gone through a career transition and get their perspective on how they overcame it or are overcoming it. The inspiration comes from my own actions. I'd frequently asked others for their professional advice on interviewing, dos and don'ts, funny stories, and resources.
The Seeking New Opportunity Project is an opportunity to share their career transitioning knowledge with others.
My mission with the Seeking New Opportunity Project is to educate, inspire, and empower job seekers.
Follow the stories through #SNOProject on LinkedIn.
HOW TO NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE PROJECT
If you'd like to nominate someone you think I should interview for this project, please feel free to send me a message on LinkedIn, contact me through here, or comment below.
Thank you. I can't wait to share the wealth with you.