You may have been wondering where I have been for the last 3 months (or maybe you haven’t).
Where I have been is job hunting. And let me tell you, job hunting takes over your life.
There is always something else you can do. Recruiter meetings, coffee meetings, emails, phone calls, applying and interviewing. On the bus, at lunch time, not to mention your whole weekend. It never ends.
Job hunting is hard. The constant search for that perfect role in that perfect company that will not only progress you career, but be interesting and fulfilling.
The constant highs and lows, hope and disappointment that makes you feel like a manic depressive with bipolar.
Just when you think you’ve found something, the other person gets the job and the excitement fades to having to start all over again.
It’s very hard to keep the motivation going under such conditions- living in limbo and becoming forgetful due to the need to focus on the task at hand. It is a stressful time!
But I was fortunate enough to have a supportive husband, a new mentor and a great network of professional contacts who had more confidence in me than I sometimes had in myself. I only hope to repay the favour as needed.
So now I am happy to say that I am starting the not so new year with a new job, a new haircut, new shoes and a new hand bag.
But getting the job is only half the battle. There will also be new people, new tasks and a new battle to prove your value.
It takes at least another 3 months to learn how things work and how you fit in to all of it.
But you never know what you are capable of until you try right?