In 2017, on 12/12 at around 12 noon, I found myself suddenly unemployed after 23 years of dedicated service to a single organization. Since then, I have been gearing up for a job search. The enjoyment of not having to work is now juxtaposed with the worry that I will need to eventually find employment.
I’m keeping copious notes and once I have found a place to land (or perhaps a vocation, since I may not land in one place), I will publish my experiences here in hopes of helping others find success as I will (did).
The process is far different than it was 23 years ago, trust me. And it’s not intuitive. And if you’re over 40 (guilty, your honor), it’s even more challenging.
My background is IT leadership, innovation, product development. I designed and built software by assembling a team of highly effective technicians and supporting roles. I also did the marketing and sales for the products developed, demonstrations and financial analysis.
Keep checking back… in the meantime, I’m publishing some articles I wrote for another publication and this is me, below, earlier in December 2017.