Saturday, 25 July 2015

Time to Get Out

It has been over a year since my last post and I thought I'd give a little update.

After Christmas I left my last job. In the previous post you can see how frustrated I was there. By the time Christmas came, I was at the end of my tether and after hearing that a company I really admired were looking, I jumped at the chance.

I stayed in my last job, despite my frustrations, because I didn't think I was good enough to get a job anywhere else. The place I applied for, I thought, was completely out of my league. I created a portfolio pretty quickly in time for an interview;  I was on my way out of there, and onto pastures new. It had gotten so bad for me that I didn't see any other option but the reality is I probably could have left a good few months before. I just had to give myself that confidence and that kick up the backside.

I started my new job earlier in the year and have recently passed my probation. From my previous job to this job was a massive jump, but I made it - I've been doing well in my new job and I am so happy.
The management and the type of projects have led me to be more fulfilled and challenged and I wouldn't dream of working any where else. Finally I feel like I got the job I was looking for back in 2011. It's only taken 4 years; 12 placements, 2 freelance jobs and 1 permanent job to get there...

A lot of my friends and ex colleagues do moan about their jobs, and I can completely relate to it. I hated my previous job too. But it wasn't a prison sentence; no one was forcing me to stay. What was keeping me there was my lack of confidence and laziness. All I want to say to these friends is just Jump. It will be amazing.