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A Conversation That Changed My Life

I usually post tech things on my blog but before being a technologist, I'm actually a human and occasionally experience something worth sharing. And so, an anecdote... In the fall of 2013 I found myself exploring new career opportunities.  At the time, my network within the Philly community was fairly weak as I had worked in Princeton, NJ.  I was targeting VP-level Technology opportunities in the Philly area but I had no idea where to start.  I met a recruiter who had a position open.  We met over coffee and it turned out I wasn't a fit.  But he introduced me to a man that he used to work with whom he said "helps people out". This man didn't know me from Adam.  But on fairly short notice he agreed to talk with me over the phone on a Friday evening.  He had a long drive in front of him and we ended up talking for about an hour and a half.  He listened to me and made me feel comfortable.  He didn't tell me I was aiming too high like others did.  He anticipated m