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Saturday, May 29, 2010

a reader's happy ending

Warning: There's no question here. Just praise and a happy ending.

A reader writes:

I don't have a question, I just want to say thanks for all the great advice!

I started reading you blog this past fall, after I was laid off. I've been working 15 years in the fashion industry in New York City. I had been pretty happy in my job, so I hadn't interviewed in seven years! So the job search process was pretty daunting, at first.

Your blog was so helpful to me, especially the posts on interviewing. I was never thrown by any questions, because you prepared me for them. I was able to really turn the interviews into dialogues, and figure out if
I wanted to work for them. I was able to identify what I am best at and what kind of culture I thrive in.

I got a job offer on Monday that I am thrilled about! It's a great fit for my background, I will be able to learn so much from my boss. I had long interview (dialogue!) with him and I am pretty sure we will have a great working relationship. The company is very dynamic. And the salary and benefits are great.

I will have a team reporting to me again, so I will be reading and rereading all your posts on managing.

This is awesome. And so are you, for taking the time to write and tell me. And oh, it melts my heart to read about people focusing on whether a job is the right job, rather than just a job. 

Congratulations on the new position! 


Aswin Kini said...

I am happy for the OP. She has been one of the many whom you helped.

Nowadays, it is hard to find people who give advice, and even harder to find people who give GOOD advice. I have been an avid reader of your blog. You have been absolutely great at providing good, pertinent, and practical advice to almost all questions.

Thanks for your wonderful blog.
Please do keep posting!

Faryal Humayun said...

This is very inspiring. If a blog post is written with the intention to help and educate people, it really pays off.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations OP!

Kudos to you AAM!