Friday, December 9, 2016

Job Searching and Virtual Business

Since arriving in Miami in 2006 I've been laid off from three different jobs.  All have been great work experiences and companies, but now I find myself job searching once more.

As an administrative professional, I've had the privilege of working at great companies, in diverse industries (pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, mining, insurance) and in several states, even countries.

From Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to New York City, Dallas and now the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area, I've shared my unique talents, abilities and skills in such multi-nationals as Novartis, Gilead, and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.  I've worn all kinds of hats, too.....secretary, administrative assistant, executive assistant, facilities coordinator, HR coordinator, technician, translator.  Yes.  All those.

For years, I've had a nudging desire to own my own business and be of service to several clients instead of working for one company as an employee.  Finally, in 2013, I registered my company, Virtual Parlor, Inc., and took that first step making it a reality. Since then, I've been giving form to my virtual business, but it's been a very slow process.  I've encountered lots of resistance (from within myself) taking courses, creating a website, a LinkedIn presence, contracts, identifying my niche and which services to offer; and while I now am applying to jobs consistently, selectively and with a positive attitude, the business wants to be born.

 I know being a business owner is not an easy endeavor, but it is very rewarding and presents a multitude of opportunities for growth, personally and professionally.

Life Coaching and spirituality are a true passion of mine.  In 2010 I graduated as a Life Coach and after two years of training, in 2014 I graduated from Pathways of Light as an ordained ministerial counselor.  I haven't dedicated much time to putting my services "out there", but I have had several coaching clients and also done spiritual workshops at a Unity Church and facilitated ministerial training in both English and Spanish.

I will continue to make this a reality even as I work at a job.  I am excited to see what doors God opens up for me.

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