Recently, I found myself in an unexpected job search. I reached out to many of my connections, knowing that networking is key to any job search, and was blessed to get many leads and suggestions. During my search, I was seeking full-time work, and exploring part-time work and business opportunities.
I decided that whatever I would do for work would have to mean. My work is personal, just as Erin Brockovich’s character said in the movie about her important work on the investigation on PG&E – “Not personal? That is my work! My sweat! My time away from my kids! If that’s not personal, I don’t know what is—.”During my job search, I have had the opportunity to take part in very meaningful research for MIT on long-term unemployment and earn a little money as well.
I also have recently joined Viridian, a clean energy company, as an associate – to help promote green energy. People have asked me if I could have any job, what would it be, and my answer is easy, it would be a job like the one “Erin Brockovich” had in her movie. I want to make a difference, and I am excited to be a part of helping people choice more green energy.
I have also finally found a full-time job and have been working happily at a non-profit for the past month. My work is in human services, and I am making a difference in people’s lives during the day. Look for a blog next month about my day job.
In my free time, I feel great that I am making a difference in the environment, helping people make a better energy choose.
Work is personal. When I choose to spend time away from my children, I need to be making a difference. That is mine why. What is yours?
By day, Rachelle, working mother of two, serves as an education advocate and career advisor for MassEdCO. By night, Rachelle provided career consulting and works to promote green energy. When Rachelle is not writing her blog, advising her students, or coaching her clients, she enjoys camping and going to the theater with her two children.