Gamiila (gamiila) wrote,

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It's Pull Your Finger Out Time for me

Oh crap! I've only got 6 days left to do my annual tax self-assessment -- the single most tedious job in the universe, and one I keep procrastinating over.

I had another session with Tinny today, during which at one point, she jumped up, threw down her notebook, and spreading her arms dramatically, exclaimed "H, what are you still doing at HP? There's so much more you can do, so much more you can be!" -- exactly what you lot have been saying to me for the past how-long-has-it-been? And I thank you for it, because in the last few days, I've actually started believing it. We talked about networking, and possible career moves for me, and we concluded that I would be best suited to a career in:

- logistics (or anything that requires a high level of organisation and coordination)
- real estate (combining my interest in architecture with my current background in a commercial environment)
- research

and it's funny, because back in '97, I actually took a course with a view to becoming a real estate agent for a couple of months, until work and time constraints conspired to make me give it up without sitting for the exam. Anyway, my homework for the coming weeks consists of:

- finishing my CV (and she will go over it)
- scouring the papers and websites for jobs that appeal to me
- using these to make a checklist of both my strong points and my weaker ones, and determine what I want to do
- letting as many friends and acquaintances as I can think of that work in any of these areas, know that I'm considering a career change, and asking for their advice as to how to proceed

It doesn't sound like much, but I'm sure I'll find 3 weeks will barely be enough time to achieve all this. Still, I'm feeling pretty psyched up about it.

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