Monthly Archives: October 2010

Not just a job but an actual career…

It’s happened at last… I’m in the middle of my first week in my new job as a Website Content Co-ordinator for a range of fashion brands!!! See how I learned from the last time when I was offered a job but never got the contract? This time, I thought I’d work there for a few days before I shout it from the rooftops… The wait is over, I’ve found the job I’ve been searching for, for 14 long months.

Don’t get me wrong, when my savings disappeared because I needed to pay the bills and there was no temping work, I felt like crumbling and just applying for any job going. It’s rubbish when everyone else is going on holiday, but because I didn’t have a secure salary coming in, we couldn’t afford to go. BUT, I always knew that if I was patient, believed in my skills and applied for jobs that really interested me, my day would come. I have worked with so many people who hate their jobs, who want to make a change, but 10 years down the line are standing still in the same old job. I made a conscious decision over a year ago not to be that person. 

If you need a little nudge, read my cheesy American magnet quote;

Risk more than others think is safe.
Care more than others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical.
Expect more than others think is possible.

I bought it a year ago on holiday in Palm Springs because it inspired me, and I just needed a little something to reinforce my own self belief at that time of change. I hope it sparks a little bit of something for you too…