On a Friday afternoon in August, I received a message via LinkedIn that a local recruiter was looking to fill a position and my qualifications and background made me a perfect fit for the job. The timing was fantastic for me and I was very much in the market. 32 days later I started my new job. Here's how it happened.
What a busy month this has been. I have a lot to share with you. I took a long trip, started a new job, and have pivoted again with some of my business strategies. Read about my online income, and my new plans, in this month's earnings and investments update.
I’ll never forget the morning that I found out my old company had been acquired. While getting ready for my day of volunteering, I turned on Denver’s 9 News just like every morning. But this day was different. Business reporter Greg Moss, usually entertaining me with market and local business news, was telling me that my company had been agreed to be acquired by a competitor in Louisiana.
Are you determined to get out of debt and grow your wealth? When I made the decision to get out of debt, all I could focus on was the current day, or at most, the next day. I had to deny myself various pleasures each and every day so that I could have that extra hundred bucks at the end of the month to put toward my student loans. It was certainly a step by step process, which required me to keep my head down and plod through each day.
How many places have you worked? Did you have a clear understanding of the benefits before you accepted each job? If I had to wager a guess, I would say that many of you knew what your starting salary would be, you knew if there was a 401(k) match, and if you have a family, you most likely asked if there was health insurance provided, but that was the full extent of your knowledge.
I felt stuck.
I was living in the same city my parents chose when I was 5 years old. I was in an industry with lots of consolidation and at a company with litterle room for growth. I had a great boss and a great job, but didn’t see any path to promotion. I was happy in Denver, but had never tried anything else. I decided it was time to make a change. A big change.