- lie in
- juice with ex colleagues
- job interview (3 down probably 1000 to go - so intense!)
- body pump with ma mama
- tv treadmill 8 miler
Tomoz: probably another interview a run and I’m going to a barre class!!! (Super excite as I know how much they hurt and I am excite cos I haven’t done one since LA)
2 interviews today and hopefully the gym this evening if my body says ok! In wearing all black so I semi look like I’m going to a funeral oops.
SO the massage guy only went and aggravated the thing that was hurting when I was running…. now its just plain hurting all the time. FUCKKKKK. I have a race this and next weekend that I really don’t want to miss because now I’ve already missed 2 :(
Today’s run. That mid run self shot says it all. No matter how fast or slow running will always bring me happiness.
Recruitment as a career has grown over the last decade, basically there are lots of different types of recruitment firms, for everything from Finance, law to technology, oil & gas etc - the job involves having clients (employers/companies) with vacancies and finding the candidates to fill them. That seems pretty simple in itself but it involves a lot of calling, research. negotiation and interviewing. If your candidate gets chosen you get commission from that, so the more candidates that you place the more money you get, which is why the harder you work the more that you get out of it, there is no limit to the amount of candidates you can place if you work really hard so the earning potential is great :)
For example I am working with a recruiter that recruits for recruitment, she has clients that are looking for a graduate to go into recruitment, found my CV online, interviewed me to make sure I was what they are looking for, now she has set me up with interviews at a few of her clients and then has sent me through lots of information to help prepare me best for the interviews. If I get any offers and get placed, she will make commission from that.
I hope this helped!
The hilarious moment when the woman helping you get a job…
Leaves a voicemail saying “I’m sure you are out on an epic run right now so give me a call when you get home” - Wow, she really gets me. I was actually mid run when I received the call. FREAKY.
The Nike page asked any runners to send in their CV’s, I did and then I had a phone interview, went in for a group interview, then I had to give a presentation on running and bam :) Once I had the job we had a week of intense nike training, nike history, nike shoes, fabrics, science, gait analysis etc - I never knew how much you were meant to know! It was a really fun part time job to have, it enabled me to have a continuous stock of Nike clothing, with an amazing discount and enabled me to talk about my obsession all the time, especially thanks to run club, I got paid to RUN - I liked that. But at the end of the day it was a retail job, and I could’ve never done it full time. I do miss my old team though, and the free stuff…
Today (and career chat)
- Research for job interviews this week
- Run (I will make this a casual easy pace run, and working on my form!)
- Deep tissue massage (I can guarantee that this will be the most painful experience of my life, my body is not loving me at the moment)
In other news:
If any of you have read my blog on the Reg you will know that I am obsessed with FAGE total greek yoghurt, alongside quest bars it is the only thing keeping me non-vegan. Well recently after eating breakfast (yog, fruit and oats) my stomach has been making noises. I really hope this doesn’t mean that i’ve developed some type of intolerance to dairy :(
And now onto careers, so as you know (or don’t) I did a law degree, which by the end of it ended up with me so stressed that I had forgotten why or what I was even doing it for. I had my whole legal life planned out for me, but I decided that I didn’t want to work my life away. After my summer in California I came home and started an internship doing travel contracting, PR, social media and marketing alongside a hundred other things that I was given each day. I just quit this job.
I think sometimes I get so carried away with what I think things will be like that I think they will be so different than they are. For me personally, I just wasn’t challenged enough in the role I was doing, I missed law and all of the stress that came with it. I missed having that mental stimulation.
I started really thinking about it and realised that perhaps by deciding to leave the route I was going down I was trying to be someone I wasn’t. I have always been an overachiever, I love to work hard, I love to get stuck into something. I’m one of those people who when they decides to do something, does it 100% regardless of missing out on things. It’s like my running, I’m so dedicated when I’m fully training, and I was like that in my law degree. I put my whole self into it, and admittedly missed out on much of a social life.
But doing the internship with so much free time made me realise that not working hard like I used to doesn’t automatically make me really sociable, at the end of the day, I’m just not the type of person that enjoys going out 5 x a week, I don’t really drink much, and I spent most of the time I’m out excited about getting home to my bed. Yes, I did see my friends and go out and meet up and stuff, but it wasn’t what i had envisaged in my head. Thats because its ME, I am just the type of person who likes to stay in, to cuddle up on a sofa and watch a movie, yes I have to push my boundaries sometimes, but I’d choose the gym over a rave any day.
Any way so this realisation, and the fact that I miss being challenged, miss working hard made me think about going back into Law. That was until I realised that in order for me to do that I need £14,000! Now to do the course that costs this much I could get a training contract to pay for it, but if I did that not only is it extremely competitive, but I would have to wait until late in the year to find out if I’ve got one, so possibly if I don’t then I would have to find a way to pay for the course If I was already signed up. Not ideal.
Whilst I’m not completely saying no, I just don’t think I can go that route at the moment. Instead I’ve been contacted numerous times from putting my CV online, by people that think that I would do well in recruitment. I will say right now that I know that no one dreams of working in recruitment when they grow up, and I’ve been told MANY times not to go into it because its a hard working, stressful, long day job blah blah blah, this doesn’t put me off it, in fact everyone telling me not to go into it makes me want to do it more. Not only do the skills required to be a good recruiter sit in line with some of my strengths, but at the end of the day, you are rewarded well for you hard work. The money that you can make in recruitment is GOOD.
I know this seems so ironic, months ago I was writing about enjoying life and living and not just existing. But I’ve tried that, and I didn’t do well when I was getting paid nothing and my brain wasn’t being used. Going into recruitment gives me the opportunity to stand on my own two feet and start off my own life, no longer having to feel bad when I borrow money from my mum. It will only be as hard (probably not as long hours as) a job in law and you are rewarded so much for the work you do, I want to give it a go. Even if I decide its not for me after a year, then at least I will be able to pay to do my Law course then!
There is no other job sector that calls out to me, of course I’d love to work for Nike or Lululemon or Wholefoods, but realistically doing what? I have no qualifications to just walk into the offices and apply for a job!
So this is the route that I will be interviewing for all week, hopefully I will be successful, if so then maybe I will go on a quick holiday before I start. Then I have to get used to commuting, working long hours, working out, socialising (it will be part of the job) and running - but the benefits will be standing on my own two feet for the first time in my life. Making enough money to support myself fully and perhaps even have the money to treat myself a little. (one of my main motivations is to buy a woodway treadmill! Currently don’t know where it would go but I would totally LOVE one so I could run any time any day! I realise that is ironic since I can do that by walking out of my house and running outside but y’all get my drift)
Ok so sorry for the long post but I just wanted to update you on the big change in my future that I’ve decided upon. I had an interview yesterday with a woman who is helping me get interviews, and she thinks that I will do well and have what it takes in this business. I hope so. Its not exactly a dream job, but lots of people love recruitment, so why wouldn’t I? If I never try, i’ll never know!