It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post—almost two years! Time sure does fly when you, the person who dishes out career advice, is trying to find her own way through the crossroads of work and life. I suppose putting my writing on the backburner was a reflection of being busy but also indecisiveness about how to steer my own ship. Part of me felt like a bit of a hypocrite to be writing about how to achieve career fulfillment, if I had strayed from my path of doing so myself. It was a humbling revelation to relinquish being at the helm of my own company, and to become a mortal job seeker. Whoa, was it mind blowing and my (oh my) how the tables had turned! Suddenly, all of the wonderful opportunities I thought would come beating down my door seemed glim the more days and weeks went by. It didn’t matter that I had written the evergreen bible of finding a job, or that I looked and sounded great (maybe even a detriment at times), or that I was personal friends with dozens of recruiters, or even that I have over 500 connections on LinkedIn. I was as vulnerable as every other NYC job seeker, trying to survive in the shark pool of candidates.
Thankfully, a combination of networking, soul-searching, and incredible perseverance prized me with a work home, one which allows me creative freedom, while encouraging “Imagination” in executing senior and C-Suite searches across sectors I am passionate about: consumer, luxury, and lifestyle. I am fortunate to have gained a wonderful group of colleagues and to have the opportunity to peek inside the great minds of so many leaders of premier brands across the globe. Once again, I feel ready and able to help others decipher what might make them happy, by offering guidance through my blog for the purpose of optimum fulfilment (and if you’re lucky advancement) within work-life and beyond.
Additionally, since my last blog post, I have suffered the loss of some people that were near and dear to my heart. Mourning those losses has impacted my state of mind and my state of well-being in such a way that I’ve embraced fitness and wellness to get me through those tough times. I look forward to sharing my progress, since we are all “works in progress,” as we evolve to take on new roles at work and in life. I share this with you so you know that you are not alone, that you can only do your best to present yourself in the best possible light. When being your best is not good enough for an individual to accept you or a company to hire you, then you must believe there is a higher being looking out for your best interest. It simply means it is not the right situation for you to thrive in. I’ve said this to many people, so many candidates in my lifetime, but saying so now comes from a more genuine place, because I’ve survived the disappointments, and lived to see how I’ve actually “dodged a bullet” (as they say).
I reintroduce myself to you as a much wiser, savvier person, full of optimism and ready to share lots of tips and real life experience. I’m wearing this ultra-feminine white dress (yes, after Labor Day)– white being a color that evokes purification of thoughts and actions, one that enables new and fresh beginnings. It is my hope that THE CAREER CONFIDANTE fills you with ideas, information, inspiration, resources, and most of all hope to think positively, to execute, progress, and to move toward a path that makes you an all-around happy person. Onward and upward, and come visit again soon.
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