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After a 17 year career break, I found I was completely unemployable. I had relocated from the east coast back to my hometown in the San Francisco Bay Area. I had a few childhood friends, but no professional contacts whatsoever. To make things harder, my pre-break career had been in financial services and everything in the Bay Area seemed to be in the technology space. I could not get recruiters to return my phone calls and every job application I submitted went into the "black hole"

I was a single mom with three beautiful kids to support and I needed to start making money. This was my motivator and the fire behind my determination and persistence.

With nothing coming...

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