Editor's note: This is the first of two parts.
The latest description of the employment challenged is the term "in transition." According to the Advanced English Dictionary, "transition" means, "A change from one place or state or subject or stage to another."
I view my employment transition phenomenon as a reflection of where I am and where I've been, along with an opportunity to evaluate where I want to go. My professional experience consists of more than 25 years working on leading-edge technology, supported by a master's in business administration and a bachelor's in information technology (IT), as well as PMP, ITIL V3 Foundation and Six Sigma Black Belt certifications. I have the smarts and moxie to add value to most situations and continue to push myself — I currently am pursuing a doctorate in management at the University of Phoenix.