Terry Welsh isn’t expecting a thank-you note from the moose that occasionally chomps on the foliage just outside his Anchorage office, but the big beast might want to think about it. Thank-you notes are powerful things, as Welsh can attest from an experience more than 20 years ago.
After favoring physical jobs like construction and commercial fishing for several years, Welsh decided he needed a job that gave his brain a workout instead. He tried a few computer seminars, then decided he wanted to be a financial planner. When he brought his resume to a local firm, the firm interviewed him, then politely said no.