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Episode from the podcastThe Assistants Together Podcast

Jeff Marchand aka @theunemployedassistant, EA within Fortune 100 company

Released Wednesday, 27th January 2021
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When I saw the Instagram handle @theunemployedassistant I needed to know who this was.
You can imagine that it peaked my interest and not just from a professional capacity, I just loved the forth rite name and I had to find out more.
Jeff Marchand is an Executive Assistant in a Fortune 100 company and when he started his instagram account he had just been through a professional breakup.
He had been hired for a role and it just didn’t work out. This happens to people regularly, but there is often a sense of disappointment, loss and uncertainty that naturally comes with a situation like this.
Jeff went through a period of self reflection, interviews and discovering a world of Assistants who wanted to connect through social media.
He speaks candidly about the process of finding a job, the rejection, the self protection and how to find your way through difficult times.
He even set up a side hustle during the March 2020 lockdown to allow his creative side to come through. Jeff has four dogs, soon to be seven (I think this number has actually gone up) because his husband David is a dog breeder. He started to create stickers, accessories and t shirts. A place for his creativity to expand was born.
You can find his business on Instagram and Etsy - check out the links below.
We speak about:
✨Rejection is redirection
✨How to get back on your feet
✨The power of friends and community
✨How the Unemployed Assistant started out
✨Starting a side hustle
✨The importance of finding the right role
✨Interviews and applying for jobs
✨When an Assistant role doesn’t work out
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Jeff Marchand
🔗LinkedIn  - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-marchand/
💥 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theunemployedassistant/?…
- https://www.instagram.com/dogdadscreations/
- https://www.instagram.com/jeffc107/
🌏Website - https://www.etsy.com/shop/DogDadsCreations

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