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March 11, 2008 10:09 AM


Yesterday we kicked off Good Morning America's TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE tour in Atlanta. It's one of the top cities for job growth, but even it is not immune to the weakening national economy. Mayor Shirley Franklin stopped by to show her support. The women I met were varied--from Lynne Homrich, who started UptownScoop.com from her home, and Cheryl Scales, founder of home-based MagnificentWomen.org, to a classy lady who lost her job when she announced she needed time off for breast cancer surgery and another group of women in their fifties who are struggling with the job search. The Marietta Daily Journal included a photo and details of the morning on their front page today.

While it's no picnic looking for work, jobs do exist. It's essential not to allow the frustration derail your determination to land one. There may be dozens or hundreds of applicants, but instead of being overwhelmed by the competition, recognize that one person has to get the job and it might as well be you.

Please share your experiences here of what's working and help be a voice of optimism for others.

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