Hi, I’m Laura with Kick Ass In Life and I’m here to help you differentiate yourself in a sea of sameness and get hired fast!

Moving to NYC without a job, I wanted to get hired fast and begin a fulfilling career. When I was struggling to find a full-time job, my dad gave me two words that have stuck with me: “Kick Ass.”

By repeating this mantra and changing my approach, I secured a full-time job four months after moving to NYC. I now work as a digital video producer at a tv network and love finding ways to challenge myself in my career and in life. Learn More >>

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