The Next Chapter
I started the summer with a major upheaval in my professional life. Losing your job after so many years of employment is a shock and for many, in my demographic segment, finding a new job that provides the same income can be extremely challenging. Some end up like this guy, but since “positivity” is one of my top strengths, I approached the situation with minimal worries. A lyric from one of my favorite, obscure bands says:
“Take the spill, it will make you feel dizzy and then give you wings.”
It’s true. Over the last four months, I have built an incredible network of new friends and business associates in the Richmond, VA area. That’s Social Networking “old school” style and it has opened doors to many opportunities. I’m actively engaging in one or two of them and one has become the next step in my career.
Tomorrow will be my last unemployed Friday. On Monday, I start a new job as a retail consultant with IBM’s Global Business Services. It’s a role that’s going to take me places; lots of places. A great opportunity to work with and learn about different retail operations and hopefully help build better customer experiences for those clients.