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Response to maveric56 (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:29 PM

55. find a support group, remain positive.


keep fighting.

When I was transitioning about a decade ago I read alot about success of networking and found one large statistical survey that very few jobs came from your immediate circle of friends and associates.

It detailed that the most successful networking when you went to the second level of friends of friends. It turns out that your friends and close circle share most of the same job markets and contacts. Its the next level of associates that take you into areas that you would not normally go to that is the most productive.

Call up a friend, make an appointment and tell him, "I need your help" people respond to that simple sentence. Tell him that you know that he problably doesn't have tips on jobs but ask him to give you the names of 3 friends of his who are good guys in other fields. You want to go to talk to them, not about getting help in getting a job but asking their advice on how to get in their industry.
You will be surprised.

Finally get mobile. After living in San Diego for 15 years moved to Tucson for business reasons. Twice the income at half of the cost. Guess what? Tucson has everything that San Diego has except the ocean and the traffic jams. We can go anywhere in 20 minutes. You may have to go somewhere else, but you may end up liking it better than you thought. Who knew that Arizona would elect 5 Dems and only 4 Reps to Congress this year.


good luck and never give up.

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