I’ve reached a dodgy age (41) where if I want to spread my wings and fly career-wise, I’ve got to do it now or I’ll never move onwards and upwards. Now don’t get me wrong: I love my job – and if it weren’t for the faith Cornwall College and my Line Manager had in my abilties, then I’d probably be working in a fish and chip shop right now (no bad thing in itself, but my addiction to chips, mushy peas, tartare sauce and Pukka Pies means I’d now weigh 34 stones).
I guess the problem is that if I don’t stretch my career-legs now, I never will. I think I’ve gone as far as I can at the college – I’ve achieved all I can here, and although I still thoroughly enjoy what I do I’m too comfortable: too entrenched in my comfort zone. I need to be out of this zone and somewhere that challenges and scares me a bit. And, selfishly, I need to be somewhere where I can progress up another ladder: I think I’m at the top of it where I am at the moment.
So, I present to anyone who may be interested…my CV!