The Career Tag

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have noticed this week that I have put pictures of good luck cards and flowers on there. You may have guessed that I have changed jobs this week and started a new and exciting role!

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I’m not a big talker in regards to what I do for a living as I work for a huge company that some either will love or hate but what can you do? I have worked for the company for 5.5 years which at the age of 19, I don’t think I could have seen myself still there.

I work in a customer facing job and am on the front line facing the public. I have been working towards a new job role for the last 12 months and have been to 7 (YES 7) different interviews to try to progress. Now the only thing I can say to this is I am persistent haha! Each and every interview had its ups and downs but it only made me more determined to get the role I wanted. I have been training to be a Manager and finally 2.5 weeks ago I was offered a Junior Manager position! How amazing. It’s a secondment opportunity for the next 11 months to cover maternity leave but I am absolutely thrilled to get the chance to do it finally.

My aim is to use this experience to get my next role so that in 11 months, I don’t need to go back to my old role. As much as I loved my old role and the team I worked with, I am embracing a change and ready to move on up that career ladder. I am 24 so I still have time to progress but I have set myself my own personal deadlines to achieve these things and I don’t give up easily.

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I will be keeping you up-to-date over the year with my progress and seeing where this new role takes me, and maybe one day I will let you know a bit more about my job.

Have any of you achieved a job that is a stepping stone to something greater?

Laura x

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