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Two years ago, I found myself in a fairly desperate situation. I really wasn’t sure how I was going to provide for my family after a job situation didn’t work out. I had changed jobs several times in the last few years, and was older than the majority of people in the workforce. On top of that, I was living in Detroit, with a background in the automotive industry. At that time, it appeared that both Detroit and the automotive industry were not the best places to be. I was also “under water” financially on the house that our family had lived in for 11 years, with high student loans for my sons’ college educations, and had used up all my savings and IRA (Individual Retirement Account).

My first response was to start reaching out to my network of friends and colleagues, including my online LinkedIn network of almost 20,000 connections. It really seemed as if the harder I worked at making contacts, gathering leads, and applying for work, the less was happening. My wife and I were also trying to sell our house without any results. We even started looking at moving to other parts of the country, as the Detroit area didn’t look as if it would provide good opportunities.

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