Oh my goodness. Today’s episode reminds you that you can do hard things, which make you stronger and better because of what you go through to get to the other side.

Listen in on this raw and vulnerable story by Suraiyah, an unemployed jobseeker of 13 months and how she navigated her job search to land her dream job.

You’re going to learn her remarkable lessons and wins around:

  • Her process of getting career clarity and finding a job and claiming it, even when she got rejected online
  • Turning a no into a not yet and eventually a yes into the hidden job market (snagging a job before it gets posted online)
  • How she got through the toughest times and found resourcefulness and inner growth
  • The power of a loose connection and a follow up
  • How she went from a passive candidate to putting in the new way of job searching steps that led her into a new role, a new industry, and a higher salary than she imagined

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Suraiyah’s journey is more than just a job search success story; it’s a testimonial of personal growth, self-love, and the discovery that joy can be cultivated by leaning into one’s self-trust. By adopting a mindset of resilience, staying true to her authentic self, and employing innovative job search strategies, she navigated her way to a fulfilling career that aligns with her values and skills.

Her story serves as a powerful reminder that with the right mindset, tools, and support, overcoming hurdles in the job search process is not only possible, but it can also lead to profoundly rewarding outcomes beyond the job itself. Soraya’s experience underscores the importance of career clarity, the strength found in vulnerability and openness, and the transformative power of belief in oneself.


Suraiyah Ortiz, a dynamic ‘Edu-tainer,’ is on a mission to revolutionize discussions on healthy sexual relationships amongst adults, particularly within BIPOC communities. With her unique blend of stand-up comedy and interactive workshops, she aims to create safe spaces for candid dialogues, while infusing interactions with lightheartedness and humor. Suraiyah wants to bring the ‘sexy’ back into sex education while championing inclusivity and empowerment.


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