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The main reason that I have become involved in this site is that after 13 years with a company, that if I were to describe it, would sound very close to the description I read from the original message posted, I am looking to leave the corporation and the industry.

I don't want this to become like group therapy but I understand the feelings of "betrayal" that can surface when you begin to decide to look for a position. I bring this up because these feelings get in the way of performing well in interviews, etc., they erode your confidence.

Like I said, I have worked for this organization for 13 years and I am in middle management. I have always been the "golden child" and it has meant relentless hours and no vacation for years. The organization operates on very narrow margins so any misstep and it can take you months to recover. And after 13 years of telling myself that I can make a difference if I work hard enough and rise up through the ranks, I have had it!

Problems:
1. I have NEVER had to look for a job, NEVER. So to be honest, at 40 years old I am a little apprehensive about having to go out there and hit the pavement.

2. It is one thing to get another job within an industry, I could do this in days. I want to try something new and I will need help doing this.

Anyway, this is my starting point. Any advice would be welcome.

Thanks

Mithendel
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