Benita Abraham has some exciting news, everyone.
“I finally found my soulmate, my perfect match, my boo,” the 37-year-old wrote on Facebook.
“After seven long months, I found the perfect job with a company that truly cares about its employees and one I will learn so much from.”
That’s right, folks: Benita has kissed unemployment goodbye.
The moment really couldn’t have come soon enough.
The Californian said she wanted to do something big to relay the news to friends and family considering her job hunt had been going on for quite a while.
“I wanted to make some sort of creative announcement,” Benita said. “And my friend, Alyse, said, ‘Oh my God, you should totally do one of those maternity or engagement-style photo shoots.'”
So that’s exactly what she did.
Being unemployed was tough for Benita, who considers herself a very career-driven person. So it wasn’t just about the money: “It was more about, what do I do? What do I do with all this spare time?”
She certainly found something fun to fill up her final days before starting her new job.
She created decorative signage to make the announcement official.
She noted all the key dates that led up to her special day.
And she let everyone know with certainty that, yes, she is officially off the market.
The job market, that is. Benita is conquering the health administration world.
“It is a great company,” Benita said of her employer, noting she tends to be picky about her career choices.
Benita was excited to see the responses flowing into her messages and the comments filling up her news feed.
Because aside from just thinking the photos were hilarious the photos’ message resonated with people in a more substantial way.
The pics weren’t about, say, life achievements like weddings or babies (although, both those things are great!) they were about celebrating yourself for reaching a goal. And that matters.
“I received a lot of comments from women just saying, ‘This is awesome,’ and ‘Its about time we celebrated our career accomplishments, as well as our personal,'” Benita said. “I love to hear that kind of stuff.”
Benita, you may not have intended to do it, but you’ve won over the internet’s heart.
And to anyone struggling with unemployment, Benita has a few words of advice.
“Dont lose hope,” she said. “And whatever jobs you are looking for, and whatever interviews you go on, be yourself. Let them see who you really are. And also, do your research.”
Good luck during your first week, Benita!
And remember: There are a lot of people rooting for you.