2019 has been an interesting year, to say the least. How many people you know have the chance to boomerang back to 2 companies they’ve previously worked with within the same year? Well.... I did!
I must say I have always been very blessed in my career, as I’ve had the chance to work with some really good companies and many great leaders too. Mid last year, just when I was wondering what could possibly be my next career milestone, I landed a role as the Country Director of Salt in Aug 2019. This was almost sweet homecoming for me as Salt was the company which bought over Firebrand, an agency where I held the position of Country Manager from 2012-2013. But more interesting developments await.
2 months into the role, Salt went on to acquire Xpand.. which is yet another recruitment firm I had the privilege to work in from 2013-2014! I mean... what are the odds?!?
As the Xpand acquisition was not just in Singapore but across the region, our Salt staff strength across Asia almost doubled overnight.
So for me it’s back to working in the same office which I had helped set up a few years back, and also working with some of the amazing long-serving employees who are still with the firm.
I’m now eagerly anticipating what 2020 has in store for me. I love the famous quote from the movie Forrest Gump: "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”. The same goes for work and career I guess. It’s such a small world that we work and live in now. Always be kind to people you meet along the way. You don’t know what the other person is going through, but also.. and perhaps more importantly, you never know when your paths may cross again!
Life is indeed like a box of chocolates. While you never know what you're going to get, be ready for every experience and adventure 2020 has in store for you... and make each of them a good one!