After all, even this whole marketing contract gig @microsoft happened not because of me but because a recruiter found my past friend Nhan on Linkedin for his experience of doing a case competition with a case on increasing diversity with Microsoft. The recruiter asked for anyone else on the team that had a marketing background to meet a team at Microsoft’s goal and he had referred my name even if we had fallen apart. I asked him why he referred me and he said because “business is still business, you did a good job, and personal issues are separate from that.” The recruiter called me, told me to submit my resume, and do a video interview within the hour, and I landed the gig. All of this was really out of my control nor in my favor. I wasn’t even searching for a job at a time. But it happened. The opportunity came by and I ran with. This experience is a testimony that sometimes if you’re at the right place, right time, the opportunities will come, the after piece is up to you.