Seek The Truth

by Giselle Aguiar, Award-Winning, Christian Author

Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me," and "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." (John 14:2; 3:16-17)

Seek The Truth - by Giselle Aguiar, Award-Winning, Christian Author

TGIF – but not for the reason you think

Thank God It’s Friday and I worked all week! What an awesome feeling! I really feel like I’m being productive and that I’m an asset to this company.

I’m redesiging their website. I’ve set them up on LinkedIn, Twitter and with a blog on WordPress. I’m organizing a seminar in Jan. And once everything is set up, I’ll be helping with setting appointments for the advisors.

I had lunch this week with a former co-worker from Minico. She works on 46th St. and Broadway and I’m on 40th St. and Camelback. We met at the Big Apple on Van Buren – good BBQ.

I also discovered the Havana Cafe on 44th with as close as I can get to Puertorican food.

Yay! I’ll soon be able to afford to out once in a while!

I took a nice walk at lunchtime on Wed. down by the canal all the way to 32nd St. Unfortunately, I was wearing black pants and they got all dusty. I visited with the ducks and watched a flock of parrots in the trees.

I have an awesome view from our 4th floor offices. Check out these pix.

Have a great weekend and God Bless!
Soli Deo Gloria
Search for finding a job with social media

How I landed my job through networking

Originally posted 11/2010

Yay! I’m employed! After 2 years! Finally! And I got it through NETWORKING!

Here’s what I did.

After the last rejection after a second interview, I decided to reach out to my network. I had nothing to lose. I hadn’t done it before because I didn’t want to bother people. I guess that stems from trying to be self-sufficient. But after 2 years of being unemployed, I needed help.

So I sent an email message (the text is below) describing 3 positions, with 3 resumes attached to all of my Phoenix friends in my email address book. On LinkedIn, I sent it to 50 of my Phoenix contacts with a link to my LinkedIn profile.

Career Connectors

Career Connectors at North Phoenix Baptist Church formerly the Employment Network

I’ve been attending meetings regularly at the Employment Network (now CareerConnectors) at North Phoenix Baptist Church for close to a year. I meet a lot of different people there. A few months ago, I met Ginger Korljan. She got my email through LinkedIn and replied that I should call her that she had a lead for me.

Turned out that lead was her husband, Bob, who’s a financial advisor and had been considering hiring a marketing person. Perfect. He hadn’t advertised the job so I was the only candidate. I sold myself, prepared a marketing plan in a slide show and I got the job. I start Monday.

I can only thank God for this opportunity because everything just seemed to fall into place. I guess a big thanks goes to Ginger too.

So, if you’ve been hesitating reaching out to your network, stop and just do it. I would have never found out about the position otherwise.

Text of the email message. I used BCC to hide email addresses.

Subject: Reaching out to my network

Dear friends,

I’m reaching out to my network in hopes that somebody out there knows of a full-time, permanent or long-term temporary position somewhere in the Phoenix Valley for me. Attached are three versions of my resume for the following positions:

Marketing/Communications Manager: creating, planning, implementing, monitoring, managing, analyzing and reporting multi-channel marketing projects including Internet, social media, web site administrating, SEO, special events, broadcast, direct mail, press releases, blogging and email campaigns.

Website Design and E-commerce Specialist – setting up and maintaining websites and e-commerce shopping carts, Internet marketing including SEO, blogging and social media.

Social Media / Social Content Manager, Coordinator or Specialist – managing social networking including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, blogs, websites and SEO.

My portfolio is available at: with links to my blogs and samples of my work.

Feel free to pass this information on to anyone who may be hiring or knows of someone who is.

Thank you.

Simple, right?

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.~Philippians 4:6

Giselle Aguiar
Doubly Blessed:
My novel won 2nd prize in the Women of Faith Writing Contest!
Search for getting a job

PS. I’ve found since then that Ginger had noticed me on LinkedIn by my postings even before we met in person at the Employment Network meeting.

So don’t be shy. Get on LinkedIn, set up your profile, join groups, post messages, comment. Get yourself known. Start a blog about what you know in and link it to your LinkedIn profile and write short blurbs. Post often and promote them in your Twitter and Facebook pages.

People like to help people. You just have to ask.

Soli Deo Gloria
Giselle Aguiar

Update: 5/5/2013: I was laid off of this position in 11/2011. It was a blessing in disguise. I knew I couldn’t go through another 2 years of unemployment so I decided to take the same time, energy and effort that I would use to get a job that paid $15/hour to start my own business. Over a year later, I’m a respected, social media consultant and I’m self-sufficient. I grow my business through networking.

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