In June 2011, I got laid off from a job that paid well but didn’t offer any challenge. It was with a software arm of an accounting firm, specializing in government fringe benefit accounting. Ever felt really great after a supposed “bad” thing happens? The day after my lay-off was one of the best days of my life.
I love the networking that comes with a job hunt and met some incredible people. And I still have a few people who I need to have lunch with in the next few months. Anyway, 6 informational interviews and 2 real interviews with my current employer got me a Business Analyst job with a company which owns multiple banks.
I love what I do! I’m in charge of “marketing” the abilities of some ECM applications to our affiliates. I love hearing how people are doing things, listening to how they want to improve and helping them find solutions to their pain points. In addition, training is a huge thing where I work. I’m getting a week of Microsoft BA training this month and I have a week long BA Bootcamp in May. And this is on top of the leadership training I’ve already had since I started!
There isn’t a point to this post other than to say – I love what I do and where I work.