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  • Hey ambitious professionals! It's Linda Raynier of LindaRaynier.com, Career Strategist.

  • I help driven professionals like you enhance your personal brand so you can

  • pursue a career you'll truly enjoy.

  • In this video, I really want to pull back the curtain and give you a raw glimpse

  • into who I really am and what I actually do.

  • I uploaded my very first video to YouTube on October 18th, 2016.

  • And since then, I've been consistently uploading videos on a weekly basis.

  • Where I share my advice and strategies on how to find and land a career that

  • makes you happier.

  • Your career is something you spend 8 hours of your day at, every single day.

  • I know for me, if I'm not happy in my career, then I'm not happy period.

  • So I started my channel to help those who are probably feeling a little unhappy

  • in their jobs or in their careers and want to find something better.

  • So having started this video five months ago as of this video,

  • I've gone from zero to over 12,000 subscribers and counting.

  • And I get lovely comments from people everyday, so I want to thank you for that.

  • My favourites are actually those of you who have been able to land jobs

  • that you really wanted, after having watched my videos

  • on how to improve your resumes and your interviews.

  • So it always warms me up when I'm able to see the impact that I'm making and

  • I'm really happy that I started this channel.

  • But long before I ever was on YouTube

  • or before I started my business as a Career Strategist & Intuitive Purpose Coach,

  • I was simply just a little girl with big dreams.

  • I'm actually the first Canadian-born child of immigrant parents,

  • my parents are refugees from Vietnam.

  • And for those of you who are in a similar situation to me,

  • you would know that your parents put a lot of emphasis on making sure you're successful

  • when you grow up.

  • So, that's what I strived to be.

  • And for the last 30 years my dad's been running a tire shop, he's still running that tire shop.

  • I remember being a little girl with my sister, being picked up by my dad after school.

  • Taken to his tire shop. That's where we would stay until he would close his shop every evening.

  • So I can remember playing hide and go seek with my sister

  • and getting my jacket, pants and shoes all dirty

  • from the oils and the dirt. From the tires that would be stacked up against the walls.

  • In this tiny little shop.

  • And hiding inside the holes of tires.

  • And I remember one winter, we were sitting in the car, my dad's car in the tire shop

  • because it was a bit cold out in the shop,

  • and eventually we said to each other, "I want to eat! What do you want to eat?"

  • "I want to eat McDonald's! Okay!"

  • So we'd see my dad, he was busy of course, serving his customers.

  • But as we saw him walking by the car,

  • the both of us would literally just start banging on the windows, honking the horn,

  • and just screaming and being like, "We're hungry! We want to eat!"

  • "We're hungry! Get us McDonald's!"

  • And I could just see my dad being super stressed out.

  • He was in over his head with customers

  • and at the same time, he had two little girls under the age of ten

  • just like screaming for his attention.

  • Wanting food.

  • It was pretty hilarious.

  • Even as a seven year old I can remember thinking to myself

  • at that point, "I don't want to do that when I grow up. I don't want to do this."

  • "I don't want to get my hands all dirty."

  • And so I studied hard and I got good grades, but truthfully

  • I never knew what I was going to do once school was over.

  • All I said to myself was,

  • "I'm just going to get myself a good corporate job and once I make money, that's when I'll be happy."

  • And it was in my early twenties that I decided that I was going to become a CPA.

  • And it was purely because I associated CPAs to be professional and successful.

  • And so I went after that.

  • But to become a CPA, there are these exams you have to write and you have to pass them.

  • I was struggling so hard to try and pass these exams.

  • There were three exams, the first one, I barely passed.

  • Then the second one, I failed and I had to write that again the next year.

  • And then I eventually passed that. But the third one, I failed again and I had to pass that the next year.

  • But it took a while for me to pass all these exams.

  • And you know that whole experience, I would say really opened my eyes to

  • me learning more about myself.

  • Throughout that process, I really had to learn what was holding me back? What was blocking me?

  • And that was when I really realized that it was more of a mindset thing

  • than anything else.

  • It wasn't about what I knew,

  • but it was more about how I approached the whole game.

  • And I think in life, this has really helped me to understand and maneuver

  • how I now do what I do.

  • Because it's not about what you know, it's about how you act on what you know.

  • And how you approach the strategies that you come up with.

  • Now aside from just trying to pass these exams,

  • I was also working at a Big 4 accounting firm.

  • I started working at the firm as a summer student in university.

  • And for anyone who's in that accounting space and who's worked as a summer student,

  • in one of these big 4 accounting firms.

  • You know that the summer is not at all representative of what "real life" is like.

  • At least for most people.

  • Because the summer tends to be when

  • the firm tends to be more relaxed, in terms of volume of work.

  • There's not much that needs to be done.

  • We would sit around in the cubicles, hang out. They called it the bullpen.

  • We talked to each other.

  • It was just so much fun.

  • And I was totally convinced that this was going to be my life once I started working here full time.

  • And I was wrong.

  • I can remember when I started working full time, I would go to these client sites,

  • and it'd be eleven at night. And at that point I'd be so tired

  • and I wanted to take a break, 'cause, we didn't really take much breaks throughout the day.

  • So I'd pretend to go to the bathroom

  • when really, I'd grab my cellphone and run to a cubicle

  • in someone's office. I would sit there and call my boyfriend

  • who is now my husband.

  • And I'd literally just be sitting there crying to him.

  • I'd be like "I can't do this anymore! I can't take this anymore!"

  • And then there was one night where I think I got off at 10 o'clock.

  • 10pm. And I was so ecstatic.

  • Cause we were used to getting off past midnight for that client.

  • I called my boyfriend, I was driving home and I was like, "Oh my god!"

  • "I got off so early tonight!"

  • "It's only 10! I got off at 10! I'm so happy!"

  • And he just thought I was the craziest person.

  • And that's when it dawned on me that I was miserable because

  • 1. I wasn't a very good accountant

  • and 2. I wasn't doing anything that I really enjoyed.

  • So then I told myself, "Okay, I have my CPA, I have my experience. So now what am I going to do?"

  • "I know I can do more, but I just didn't know what that more was."

  • I eventually moved into a position as a headhunter.

  • So I became a recruiter for other CPAs

  • to help them find jobs and move on in their careers.

  • And this I can tell you was definitely more in line with me because

  • it had nothing to do with numbers or calculating anything.

  • It was purely just having to work with people

  • and find them job opportunities.

  • So I thought, "Yeah! This is it! I'm really good at this!" And I was.

  • I was thinking, this is what I'm going to do for the rest of my life.

  • And I found that I was meeting a lot of people

  • but I was only placing a certain number of them.

  • Everyone else, I kind of had to ignore and avoid.

  • And that really impacted me emotionally, because I felt

  • like I was becoming a really horrible person.

  • And there were some people that I would look at them and I would look at their resume

  • I'd meet them. I knew there were areas they could improve on.

  • But they needed my time. I needed to spend time with them to help them.

  • Because as long as I could help them I knew they'd be on the right path and they'd find the right position.

  • But I couldn't do that. I had to just find the "superstars"

  • and place those people.

  • Even though I placed a good number of people

  • there was a way bigger number of people that I just couldn't help at all.

  • So despite getting rewards, recognition and placing hundreds of people,

  • in different jobs,

  • within a few short years I was unhappy again.

  • And that's when I really had to ask myself some hard questions.

  • And the biggest question I asked myself was,

  • What am I meant to do? If these jobs that I've been doing aren't making me feel fulfilled and happy

  • then what career am I meant to do that is going to make me feel truly fulfilled?

  • So I started going on a crazy search and hunt for the answer.

  • I wanted to figure it all out.

  • I started just googling like crazy,

  • reading all kinds of books.

  • I looked up and read everything I could get my hands on about

  • finding your life purpose, figuring out your passion.

  • Opening up your intuition so you can get some understanding of what you're meant to do.

  • And I even became a certified yoga instructor.

  • I did everything.

  • And eventually, all those things somehow merged together and I started to get real clarity.

  • And I started to get real understanding of what I wanted.

  • For myself.

  • And that's when I quit my job.

  • Right after I quit my job I landed a consulting gig as a Career Coach

  • for a local organization that runs the memberships for CPAs.

  • During that time as a consultant/career coach, I was getting people coming to me

  • asking me if they could work with me privately.

  • And if I could help them with their job search that way.

  • So that's when it organically started what I do now

  • which is a Career Strategist and Intuitive Purpose Coach for corporate professionals.

  • The reason why I do what I do is because I honestly believe we each have a unique purpose and path.

  • And it's only when our careers line up with our purpose and path that

  • we're going to be truly happy and fulfilled.

  • I don't help people to just land any job.

  • It's more about finding the career that's meant for you.

  • And I realized that all those detours that I had taken throughout my life and my career

  • were there for a reason.

  • They were there to guide me to my purpose.

  • And part of my purpose is to help you find your purpose.

  • Over the past year as a Career Strategist & Intuitive Purpose Coach,

  • I've worked with ambitious, driven, smart professionals

  • in all aspects of corporate.

  • My clients tend to have at least 5 years of experience under their belt,

  • and can go beyond 25 years of experience.

  • I've worked with

  • And what I do is I help them to pursue careers that they'll truly enjoy

  • by teaching them the strategies and techniques to enhance their personal brand

  • so that they can go after the careers they really want with confidence.

  • 80% of my clients are able to land positions

  • for jobs that they are actually really excited about

  • in under 2 months after working with me.

  • So if you're an experienced corporate professional and you want to take your career to the next level

  • You want to enhance your personal brand.

  • And find a job that actually makes you excited...

  • Then feel free to reach out to me.

  • Then head on over to LindaRaynier.com

  • Click under 'Work with me'

  • Personal Brand Renewal to Stand Out & Get Hired

  • There is an application form once you click on "Get on wait list"

  • And once I get your application, I'll review it

  • and I'll assess whether we are a match and I'll reach out to you to talk to you directly.

  • Thanks so much for listening to my story, I hope that gives you a better glimpse into who I am and what I actually do.

  • And if you liked this video please give it a thumbs up.

  • Subscribe, share it with your friends.

  • Let them know that this channel is all about helping

  • driven professionals like you to enhance your personal brand

  • so that you can go after a career you'll truly enjoy.

  • Thanks so much for watching, I will see you in the next video.

Hey ambitious professionals! It's Linda Raynier of LindaRaynier.com, Career Strategist.

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