my new role at the DIT

February 13, 2017

It’s been a month since I started my new job at the Department for International Trade (DIT) – I know how exciting – well I’m hoping it is due to you know, BREXIT.

I almost feel like if we were in Harry Potter, Brexit is basically ‘the one who shouldn’t be named’ (Voldermort for those of you non cool people).

It’s safe to say I’m loving it! After a disastrous first “job”, straight out of uni, it got me really questioning how was I ever going to cope if I didn’t have the perfect role. It took me 3 weeks full of interviews, applications, tests, phone calls and recruiter emails to finally land a job that I was satisfied with.

You’re probably thinking, why was I being picky, right? Well – the saying is out of the frying pan, into the fire and I did not want that to be the case.

My first week at DIT was an easy one, settling into the role and learning everyones names. I started the week just before Christmas so there wasn’t much to do.

After doing what little work I had been given it was time for the holidays, a win for me as I’d already been out of work! I came back in January, after the bank holiday, to a mountain of tasks that I had no idea about.. rabbit in headlights comes to mind.

I have a confession – I was only back for about 4 days then I jetted off on holiday to lapland. Read more here.

After I came back, I finally started to get into the swing of things, taking leads on projects and putting my ideas across. It’s only Feb so I have a long way to go but I’ll be sure to keep you updated with my journey.

Lesson learnt: don’t just jump at an opportunity because it is the first one to come along. Wait until you’ve found something that really fits your goals and personality.

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