Career Contessa was the best treasure I found late last year. Lauren McGoodwin is the founder and your very own career contessa. She was able to successfully develop a dream into a reality. She works with a creative team on weekly publications. This is another blog I recommend following.
The mission is to create an online platform that guides career-driven women to effective changes in their occupation. We go beyond resume tips by showcasing the careers of successful women.
Women from various industries are interviewed to get behind the real story of their journey. I have read most of their profiles and have been able to connect with each one. Career Contessa’s get down to what we truly want to know and afraid to ask these questions to any successful women we know in our lives. Kudos for stepping up to the plate and sharing this with us!
This week Toddi Gutner, Principle of TLGUTNER, LLC., Independent Journalist for MSN, and Reuters, ETC was highlighted. Her journey was captivating and utterly inspiring. I loved reading about her persistence in landing a spot with Forbes Magazine. She took it to another level which we (ladies and gentlemen) should take notice.
The problem was there were no openings, but that didn’t stop me. I called every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. to speak with the hiring editor. Even if he didn’t pick up the phone, I left a voicemail. I gave story ideas so that, instead of just telling him how much I wanted the job, I shared what value I could provide the magazine. I did that for six months and got the job.
In my post, Career vs Job? What about our Passion? I discussed figuring out what your passionate about and applying it to your current job or career. Career Contessa is proof that it can be done. Lauren McGoodwin reflected on what she wanted and the different ways in which she could manifest them. Toddi Gutner and like many other Contessas profiled share the same experience. And you are no different. I am no different. We should be able to create our own journeys.
I’d love to hear the ways in which you are inspired or if you have a journey that you’d like to share!