Finding My Way Home on LinkedIn

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Sabrina Johnson

For the past seven years, I pursued a career in recruiting in Las Vegas, NV at Capital One. Although my career was going pretty well, I felt like something was missing both in my job and in my personal life. Professionally, I wanted a new opportunity that would better leverage my passion for building relationships with clients. Personally, my elderly parents were battling health concerns back in my hometown of San Diego, CA and I wanted to be there for them. And most importantly, as a single mother, I was dedicated to raising my 3-year-old daughter in a city that offered her more opportunity and positive family influence than Las Vegas.

When I was ready to start my job search a few months ago, I knew exactly where to turn first: LinkedIn. I got my job with Capital One through LinkedIn back in 2012, so I believed wholeheartedly I could use it once again to change my life.

Within five minutes of updating my LinkedIn Profile, I was contacted by a connection who worked at Robert Half Technology (RHT). Soon I was interviewing for a role at RHT with the The Creative Group based near San Diego (my dream location), for a position where I knew my strengths would shine. During these interviews another recruiter also contacted me, just 24 hours after updating my profile. It was fantastic to have options, all stemming from a simple LinkedIn Profile update.

I gave myself a deadline of April 2014 to move to San Diego. As luck would have it, I accepted an offer with The Creative Group at RHT and started my new career journey on April 1. Not only was I able to achieve my goal of moving home, but LinkedIn provided me a doorway to a dream job with increased income and full benefits – huge wins for a single mom! This was my second experience with LinkedIn where my connections helped me secure a life-changing career opportunity and increase my earning potential. LinkedIn has helped transform my life, and my daughter’s too. Needless to say, I am a believer!

Editor’s Note: If LinkedIn has helped you transform your career or business, please share your story with us. For more inspiration, check out our Member Stories blog series.


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Colin Cooper is the CEO of Boost Your Business, the leader in marketing and business development for both large and small scale businesses. As one of the most innovative marketing specialists for over a decade, Colin and his team of business and online experts collate their years of know-how and experiences with the Boost Your Business: Body Armour for Business, an online magazine created to provide a holistic resource avenue for everything business, health, and wellness.