"It wasn’t until after I officially resigned my last job my new offer was rescinded. My anxiety kicked into overdrive. Immediately I contacted my Career Coach, Coach Lai. Coach reminded of all the work we had done to establish my professional network and how important activation would be during unprecedented times. She was right! With a few phones calls and email exchanges my network was aware that I was actively seeking employment. A former colleague shared a career opportunity that aligned perfectly with my career aspirations. I of course expressed interest in the role and was immediately considered a top candidate. After a series of interviews, I was selected and hired for the role. This role not only aligned with my career aspirations but paid me $40K more. The invaluable networking strategies I learned from Coach Lai forced me step up my career game."