What is next for me: Thoughts from a Recruiter’s soul
By Jovitha Davis ~ Project Manager at Empower on 12 May 2020Career Development
Here we go; for the last few months I’ve been doing some career exploration, in my head I knew I had reached a ceiling as far as Recruitment is concerned. I’ve been in the role for 2+ years now, and feel ready for my next move. As much as recruitment is fun, the adrenaline is non-stop with the amount of people you meet as part of the job.
During my soul-searching journey, I had the privilege of chatting with a Career Coach who gave me a key task: to map out what I am passionate about verses what opportunities and tools are available to me.
This has been a highly useful and revolutionary process for me. Unlike many, I am one of those people who don't have a ‘dream job’ in mind but what I was sure of was my need to make amends.
My Mapping Project forced me to reflect and analyse every task I execute – allow me to share my list:
- I am a Leader
- I am a B2B Sales Personnel
- I am your Key Account Manager
- I am your Lead Negotiator
- I am your Career Coach and Advisor
- I am your Crisis Manager
- I am your Strategic Partner
- I am a Researcher
- I manage a team (Brilliant individuals)
- I am tempted to say I am a jack of all trades
Now that it is clear I am not just a recruiter; I feel ready to explore and move on to the next adventure.
My message is to anyone who is in a similar situation: use the same method – let’s call it Eagle Eye View Analysis – when you are reviewing your current role and feel ready to embrace all the opportunity available to you.
Until next time.
By Jovitha Davis ~ Project Manager at Empower