On September 3rd my job was eliminated. I felt like a failure, panic set in, and everything got blurry. As the person who was telling me about my severance package was talking, I began thinking about who I should contact first to get insight about a potential job. As I was packing up my desk I had figured out who I would contact first, and at my car I began emailing those names. Seven hours later I was chatting online with someone who then offered me an unbelievable job. SEO Project Manager at click2rank. But there was a catch; we would have to move to Washington. So after thinking it over with my wife, we’ve decided to take the job and move. Last week was spent finalizing everything; this week will be spent in Washington finding a place to live at. And if all goes as expected, I’ll be driving up to our new place at the beginning of next week.

So why take this job? First of all the severance package was only for two weeks. Two weeks isn’t a lot of time to find a job, not to mention one in the same field. I’ll admit if you’re a veteran in said field then it might be possible. But if you’re still new to it like I am, it can be little more difficult. I’m also taking this job because there aren’t a lot of opportunities like this one around here.

It’s going to be a big change from Kansas, but we’re ready for it. This is a lot shorter post than I wanted it to be, but I guess I’ll answer any questions left unanswered in the comments. As always, thanks for reading.

Comments (16)

  1. Joshua – Again, congratulations! I’m glad everything worked out well for you!!

    I will quote a fortune cookie from last week, “there is no security in life, only opportunity.”

    • Mike, thanks again buddy! I’m looking forward to everything to come. Thanks for sharing the fortune, I like it 🙂

  2. Joshua, I don’t need to tell you that you have many fans out here. We are all excited for you. Granted moving, changing jobs etc. are some of the highest stresses known to the human psyche. With that said let me give you some “motherly” wisdom. Change (mistakes, oops, what happened moments) happens to everyone and we can either learn from them or they can change our lives. I’m sure this life changer will do both in a very positive ways!

    • If I’ve learned anything over this past year, any “fans” I may have are really my friends. The support and encouragement has been overwhelming. Thank you 🙂 I hope I can make it to PubCon this year so I can meet everyone else. Thank again Gabriella.

  3. This is SOOOO not a problem. This is such an ADVENTURE! What a story you will have to tell Preston when he’s older! Not to mention…Washington is an AMAZINGGGG state with so much to see and do! You guys will thoroughly enjoy yourself. I can’t wait to see how it all works out for you because it will. Have fun and enjoy this new journey.

    • Adventure is an understatement…wait is there another word for adventure? Maybe not, regardless it’s going to be exciting. I’ll be sure to keep everyone updated on how it’s progressing.

  4. Its always nerve racking making big life decisions like that. I am in Washington too, hope you enjoy it and have a successful transition.

    • Thanks Rob, everything seems to be going smoothly so far 🙂

  5. Well, not sure I’d call it a failure, but I do agree.

  6. How`s new job?

    • It’s going good. Learning a lot and looking forward to the challenges ahead 🙂

  7. Hi Joshua! Being a Professional we have to be ready for these things.By the Way,SEO Project Manager is a very good post to be on.Best of Luck.Hope you settle well in Washington.

  8. good luck on the new job…hope all goes well

  9. You will surely adjust to the new place you will be living but I think it’s all worth it because you love your new job and as long as you and your wife are together.. Cheers!

    • Thanks for the well wishes.

  10. Wow, that’s a nice turn of fate. I would first think that SEO related jobs could be done from home, but if it’s in a big company, I think you have to move. You? situation is a nice example of when something good finishes, something even better begins =)