…with a new job!
This is probably a surprise to all of you, especially since I’ve kept this really quiet (I had to).
At the beginning of this year I started looking for a new job. My three year contract was coming to an end and I wanted to see what other jobs were out there that could challenge me, make better use of my skills and make me happier. Yes, being an event manager has been an awesome experience, but I felt it was time to move on to bigger and brighter horizons.
And so the process of job applications began. I trawled the net and applied to quite a few executive PA positions as this is what I feel I’d be most suited to (my OCD definitely lends itself to this type of position). But after a couple weeks of no feedback or requests for interviews, I began to feel quite depressed and unsure of what my future held. And then…one morning…it happened! I received an email from a recruiter saying that she had seen my CV and she had a job available that I seemed perfectly suited for. I was thrilled! And when I say I was thrilled, I mean I was over-the-moon-full-of-excitement-and-happiness thrilled! We arranged a date (18 February) and time (07h30) for an interview at her offices. The interview went really well and she put me forward for the job. And I had a really good feeling about it! A follow on interview was setup for 26 February with a lady from the company (the right hand to the boss). And it went really well! The final interview was setup for 4 March with the big boss. And on his arrival, he’d said that he wasn’t sure why we were meeting because the “right-hand-to-the-boss” lady had said I was perfect. After an hour chat (it didn’t seem like an interview), he gave me the offer of employment! And just like that I had a new job!
So as of 1 April, I will be taking on the role of an office manager and PA and will be working more ‘normal’ hours. I’m really looking forward to the challenges and experiences that await me!
Hugs & Kisses