Looking back to 2009

The #tenyearchallenge is doing the rounds on social media on the moment. Essentially, it’s where people post a photo of themselves from 2009 and to contrast it with a photo from today. I had a giggle as a trawled through my photos and looked back at my 27 year old self. Man, I went to…

What songs ‘sing’ to your career?

I’m feeling a tad whimsical so I got thinking about the songs that capture the essence of my career journey to date.  Rather than think about the lyrics and hidden meanings, I’ve simply focussed on song titles. Can you relate?  Or what other songs sing to your career?!

Awesome (yet arduous) August

Goodbye August.  Boy, what a hard, challenging month you were!  You put me through the wringer, tested my patience, made me confront myself, and took me on a rollercoaster of emotions. Despite going through this arduous process, I made the bold decision to leave my workplace after 5.5 years.  Yup!  Time for a new start…

Feel the love

  Today is the 14th of February; the Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love. With aroha in the air, I write this blog post with strong affection for my administrative skills.  Yes, I have loathed you in the past and at times I found you to be boring, repetitive, routine, and devoid of…

13. The lucky number

13.  This is the number of years I have been working in the ‘real world’ since graduating from The University of Auckland back in 2003. After obtaining my undergraduate qualification, I completed one semester of my Masters in 2013, but decided to withdraw after being involved in a car accident.  No, I wasn’t injured in any…

Go on, hand it over

This is my last week in the Career Centre team before I commence my new role next Monday.  Even though I am remaining in the same workplace, there are lots of things I wish to complete, hand over, sign-off, organise, arrange, delete and donate before I move on…  and don’t even get me started on…

Take a chance

Last week I was offered a new role at work.  I decided to take it. Even though I will remain at the same workplace, I feel both excited and nervous about moving on from my role as the the leader of the Career Centre.  Over the past three years I learnt how challenging it can be to…