Yep - This is going to be one of those wannabe inspirational blogs - let's hope I (kind of) succeed!
I've recently been thinking a lot about change and how I've been dealing with it - and that thought gradually evolved into thinking about how much change I've actually gone through, and how this brought me to where I am today!
My path into recruitment was a long, bumpy and nauseating road. Some of you may not know, but I started out in digital media in Germany. I was at a reputable and successful Multi-Channel Network that represented some of Germany's top online influencers. This was definitely the path I wanted to follow.
So what's changed?
Well - Hong Kong has (and always will be) my home. I grew up here and have always felt that this is where I belong. This brought around the first change: Trying to find a digital media job in Hong Kong with very little local experience and not being able to speak the local language. Close to impossible! Subsequently, this brought about the next change - a complete career change!
Always having an affinity for sales and negotiating (my best subjects at uni!), I always wanted to get a foot in that industry.
Long story short: Through contacts, I became fascinated with recruitment (god knows why...) - I applied everywhere with no luck - took a year to gather more experience - re-started my recruitment search - finally landed where I am now, at Salt.
Recently I've also been going through changes here as well - I've moved from my cushy desk of Sales and Business Development roles to the Performance Marketing and Data Analytics desk - just when I was gaining momentum.
BUT - everything comes full circle. These roles mirror the role I had in Germany in Digital Media - suddenly this change isn't as scary as I thought.
The main thing I'm trying to say is - change is a scary monster that lives under your bed. It can keep you awake at night. But just like those monsters - change is only as scary as you make it out to be!
By the way - I recently had a look at the website of the Digital Media company I worked at: They've grown - a lot! Now they represent some of the world biggest influencers - including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson!
OK - The Rock is my hero and that fact does sting a little (a lot). But would I do anything differently? Never! Without that initial change way back when I would have never come back to Hong Kong, I would have never met my amazing fiancé, I would not be working in the digital space in my home city and I would not know any of the amazing people I know today.
Change is scary - but it has a way of bringing out the best in us and always finds a way to come full circle! My advice: Be brave and grab change by the bal...horns! Let's go with horns!
How about you? What kind of changes have you gone through to get where you are now? Would love to hear your stories in the comments!
In fact, it's quite normal to feel nervous and upset when things go out of our control. The unhealthy part occurs with inappropriate or unhelpful responses. Fighting change, presenting a negative attitude or ignoring its meaning or importance will not bring success to the uncooperative staffer