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Woman lands dream job — and stages romantic photo shoot to celebrate

While many Facebook feeds are filled with engagement photos and maternity shoots, friends of Benita Abraham noticed a different kind of announcement on their screens earlier this week, when the 37-year-old shared images announcing she had been offered her dream job.

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"I finally found my soulmate, my perfect match, my boo," Abraham wrote in her Facebook post. "After 7 long months, I found the perfect job with a company that truly cares about its employees and one I will learn so much from."

The photos, staged in the romantic style of an engagement shoot, show Abraham on the beach with a framed job offer letter, or in bed holding a coffee mug that reads, "Officially off the job market."

"I finally found my soulmate, my perfect match, my boo," Abraham wrote in the post. "After 7 long months, I found the perfect job with a company that truly cares about its employees and one I will learn so much from."

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Abraham poses in several of the photos with a coffee mug that reads, "Officially off the job market."

The California woman told TODAY she was laid off last December, resulting in a long and often discouraging search for a new employer.

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"I'm sure everyone experiences this when they're looking for a job," said Abraham. "It ebbs and flows, it's really great one moment and then the next you're receiving no responses and are completely dead in the water. You kind of lose a little bit of hope."

Benita Abraham
Abraham says after being out of work for seven months, she was thrilled to finally land her dream job.

But Abraham's hope was renewed when she was offered a job in the health care administration field that was a perfect match with her career goals and her fifteen years of experience in the field.

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"This was a big moment for me, and I wanted everyone on my Facebook to know that I found a job," said Abraham. "This job just really aligns with where I want my career to go and how I want it to move forward — and that's another reason why it was such a big deal."

Benita Abraham
Abraham's unique take on photos asking friends to be bridesmaids showed her asking pal Alyse DeCavallas to ride with her in the carpool lane.

While Abraham is not releasing the name of the company that hired her, she says she begins her new role next week, and has shared her viral photo shoot with her new boss.

"I was a little nervous," said Abraham. "But he said it was cute, and that we were totally good and it was not a problem."

Benita Abraham
Abraham works in the health care administration field, and says her new position aligns perfectly with her career goals.

Abraham says the response to her photo shoot has been mostly positive and encouraging. And, the single woman says she is glad to have shown a different kind of celebration on social media.

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Benita Abraham
Abraham says, as a single woman, she wanted to show that there are many things, other than engagements or pregnancies, to be celebrated on social media.

"It's not just the marriages and the babies that should be celebrated," said Abraham. "But also it should be anything you want — any type of achievement you're proud of. It doesn't necessarily have to be limited to a certain type."

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