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May

I Got Laid Off from My Dream Job – Here’s What I Learned

{Click here to read the original article on Marie Claire.}

It’s canned, not can’t-ed.

In 2008, I got laid off from my first-ever job. I was crushed, to say the least.

I grew up watching Almost Famous, fantasized about moving to New York, and managed to get hired at Rolling Stone, covering my favorite artists (David Bowie, The Eagles, Jay Z). So when my boss called me into his office on a Monday morning to break the news, I remember thinking: How could they be letting me go? I still haven’t interviewed Fergie! (It was 2008, remember?)

Fast-forward eight years, and I now run my own writing business, with a client list that includes Forbes, Food Network, and Dell. I’ve learned a lot of lessons from my fateful layoff, but here are my top five. Read more

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