Who Knew? I Have Job Skills

I've spent the last year (or three) worrying about falling behind in my career path while I was home with my kids… Not necessarily that I'd be behind on the "ladder" because I really don't care about that as long as I enjoy what I'm doing. I was more concerned that I'd be behind the curve in terms or trends and technology.

I had an interview yesterday. We talked a lot about marketing. Building websites. Social media. Traditional media.

As we pushed deeper into the conversation, I realized who much I've actually learned through building my own blog over the past year, and from my ChicagoNow colleagues as well.

It was the first time I've had to articulate everything I've done  - The blog I've built from scratch.  Organizing and managing writers. Diving in and learning about social media. Building a following. Attending conferences and continuing my professional development. Collaborating with other writers and communities.

I realized that I've done a heck of a lot more than I give myself credit for on a daily basis.

Regardless of the outcome with this particular job, I'm realizing just how much I have to offer an organization.

This time, I have to consider what's best through a different lens, because I have another job these days, too.


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    I've got chills, they're multiplying ... I totally mean skills ;)
    You can do whatever you set your heart on doing!

  • In reply to Nicole Morgan:

    Oh dear, is there going to be karaoke at the next conference...? ;)

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    Yeah you!! of course you have skills--and of course you are awesomesauce! So excited for you!!

  • In reply to Elena Sonnino:

    Well, you definitely inspire me with the ways you've put yourself out there for new ventures this year!

  • i have mad respect for you. MAD AND HUGE. you inspire me and i love your site. anyone would be lucky to have you. i'd hire you in a hot second and am thrilled that we met this year all because you are a tech savvy, social media whiz! xo

  • In reply to Nicole Knepper:

    I'm so glad that we've met and all of the crazy antics we have ahead. I'll be one of the many, MANY in line waiting to pick up your book when it's out. You'll have to sign a copy for me. ;)

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