On a positive note, three more of my executive resume writing clients were hired recently, another client that was previously unemployed for more than two years was just hired after I upgraded his resume and Linkedin profile recently, and finally I turned around another client's career so he could be prosperous and happy again. He was trapped in an industry that hit rock bottom. Thanks to one break through idea, he is going from stuck in a rut back to king of the hill again. Thank you God for your guidance, wisdom and grace that enable me to help others.
If these victories sound trivial to you, many of these clients are in Rhode Island, which always has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Nobody knows it but my clients and I, but today, I feel like Superman. This "top of the world feeling" is what keeps me going, when the going gets tough (here the real unemployment rate is >19% since 2007). Alas, Rhode Island is such a wonderful state otherwise, especially if you like friendly people, beautiful beaches, fresh seafood, great restaurants and scenic beauty. Rhode Islanders live in a small town right on the Ocean that happens to be a state. I highly recommend you visit RI on your next vacation (http://visitrhodeisland.com). Find out why many think of RI as the other California on the East Coast. WaterFire rocks by the way!