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Nail That Job–Do the Hustle

Do the Hustle!

The Hustle was a popular song and a well known dance. These days it is also a mindset and a way of life for many people.

This past weekend I met Mariah. Mariah is currently living at Covenant House in New York City, a shelter for homeless teenagers. She moved to New York City from Seattle just a few months ago, and is already doing the Hustle—she is enrolled in a free six month job training program to become a Certified Nurse Assistant, while working part-time at the Outback Steakhouse.

Between working and studying, Mariah went to Zuccotti Park this weekend to support the Wall Street protesters. When I asked her how she managed to connect with job training and part-time employment, she said, “I just kept asking the managers and volunteers at Covenant House until I started getting the information I needed.” This is the same technique she expects to use in January when she graduates. “I will just show up at a lot of nursing homes until one of them hires me,” she said.

My money is on Mariah. If a young woman without a college education can land on her feet like this, anything is possible—with a little bit of Hustle.

How are you going to do the Hustle today?

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4 Responses to "Nail That Job–Do the Hustle"

  • Sagi
    November 11, 2011 - 3:08 am Reply

    You have more useful info than the Britsih had colonies pre-WWII.

    • AnnMarie McIlwain, Founder and CEO, www.careerfuel.net
      November 11, 2011 - 5:05 pm Reply

      Dear Sagi,

      Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We at CareerFuel are trying to arm people with the information and inspiration they need to get work, change jobs and start businesses. Feel free to share these blogs with others who might benefit and be sure and sign up for our future posts.

      Warm regards,

      AnnMarie McIlwain
      Founder and CEO

  • Betsey
    November 12, 2011 - 10:26 pm Reply

    Cheers pal. I do apeprciate the writing.

    • AnnMarie McIlwain, Founder and CEO, www.careerfuel.net
      November 28, 2011 - 11:00 am Reply

      Dear Betsey,

      Cheers to you for letting us know. If you haven’t yet signed up for our newer blogs, please do at http://www.careerfuel.net/blog/.

      Happy holidays.

      AnnMarie McIlwain
      Founder and CEO

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