So What Are You Going To Do?

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  2. By Cheval John
    Reporter, Vallano Media

    Imagine if you were living in the days before the internet and have to do the day-to-day task the "normal" way, how would you feel?
    A college student back in the day would use a typewriter to type a two to three page or even a ten page paper for a grade.
    If you make one mistake on the typewriter while trying to put together your thoughts, then you would have to go to the exact spot and use the white out to correct it and then type over it.
    Then they graduate and would cold call to follow leads on getting a job.
    They didn't have the luxury to search online to see what type of openings that an employer posted.
    If they could do it and succeed without the internet, then why can't a person who have the internet can't succeed?
    Sure, the recession of 2008 changed the landscape forever and it's not the same as it used to been.
    That is not an excuse to sit on your butt and complain and whine about how things are not going well and this and that.
    In this day and age, you must have an online presence if you want to stand out from the crowd.
    Marian Schembari* graduated in May of 2009 in the worst part of the recession.
    She did the "traditional" job hunt for three months and didn't get anywhere.
    Schembari could have just thrown in the towel, but she went a different route and purchased Facebook ads that targeted the top six publishing companies in the U.S.
    Once she implemented it, Debbie Stier, who was an executive at Harper Collins in her previous career, saw the ad and wrote a blog post conveying for her colleagues in the industry to hire her.
    That post went viral and Schembari got a job with a literary PR firm in New York City.
    Of course, Schembari struck out on her own after a few months with the firm and is now considered a thought leader in publishing.
    So if you don't like your situation, you have the power to change it.
    That right you have the power to change it.
    But if you want to stay bitter at the world and wondered why things didn't go the way you planned, then that's your choice as well.
    So what are you going to do?
    *Marian Schembari was featured in "The Education of Millionaires" by Michael Ellsberg. The book is currently available on

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