I'll jump right to it, here's the update:
This last week I accepted a job to become a recruiter at Betts Recruiting.
Although the process of landing this job as has taken a few weeks, it's been something I have been working toward for quite some time.
For the past five years, I have held a variety of jobs selling software. I've been in a prospecting-type position, a closing position, and held an account management role as well. I got the sense that that would be my career. I would ride the wave of one company until a better opportunity presented itself then jump ship to the next. I know many people that hold that kind of attitude. I don't have anything against it, I just felt it wasn't for me. I wanted something I could call my career. something I could be really really good at. Something I could see myself being excited to do every day. And that's when, about a year ago, my search for that kind of role, that sort of career started.
I tried the whole life-coaching thing for a bit. There were parts of it I didn't like, though. I got major imposter syndrome and I didn't want to be one of those people that made a living on just telling others how to live their lives. Then we moved to New York City. I did the whole independent consulting thing, but talk about stressful, again, I felt it would be moving from one opportunity to the next. But then I was introduced to the world of recruiting and it just seemed to fit. It's everything I love about sales, and what I love about coaching people in one job. I have the opportunity to coach people, counsel, consult, network, teach, and work in a highly collaborative, hard-working environment. I am really excited to work with some amazing people and for a great, well-respected recruiting agency.
One of my favorite quotes of all time is that one by Steve Jobs about how you can only connect the dots looking backward. And how you just have to trust that they will somehow connect. That about sums up the past five years. I knew I wanted a job where I could connect with people, help them become a better version of themselves, work in a sales environment, network with respected leaders, tell interesting stories, change minds, be part of a community—build a community, I just didn't know what that was called. Well, now I know and I'm excited to get started.
Also, I bought a new bike, and it's the best!