My next adventure
I've been waiting to write this post for a LONG time. After 2 years of job searching, many interviews, countless rejections, and a lot of self doubt, I have finally landed my "dream" job! (For this point of my life). Also, I am so happy to share that I'll be continuing my career at Google. :)
I have learned so much about myself in this process. The #1 thing: I am resilient. I had some really dark days during this journey but I knew that every rejection was just one step closer to that "YES". If you are facing anything similar in life and have feelings of despair: KEEP GOING (I know a lot easier said than done). Build that resiliency. We are capable. You got this.
About my new job...
Over the past 4 years, I have really taken an interest in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work. What does that mean, right?? Before coming to Google, I had never heard of this phrase.
DEI spans across a lot of different areas but in essence means that we are embracing and celebrating diverse perspectives across different identity lines (Think: race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic background, religion, language, military service).
I have worked on a lot of DEI initiatives on the "side" (like #IamRemarkable) and now I'm so excited to work in this world 100%!
New Title: Diversity Specialist
New Team: Talent Outreach
What I will be doing: I will be putting on external recruiting events for Google specifically geared towards communities that have been traditionally underrepresented in Tech. (Think: Black+, Hispanic/LatinX, Women). Here is an example of a program that I will be working on. With things (hopefully) returning to in-person in 2022, I'm excited to spread the magic of Google to these communities.
Huge shout-out to all my cheerleaders out there. I'm so lucky to have such an amazing support network. Now excuse me while I go celebrate with all the champagne.