I can’t believe that it is two years since I spent several early mornings on the London-bound platform of Andover railway station selling my value to the passing commuters. Although no job came out of it, I had many very interesting conversations, some with follow-ups, and I made a few new friends.
Happily, I am now employed and classified as a key worker. My customers certainly appreciate my value these days.
It actually opens a whole new discussion. Which carries more value: senior information technology leader or online supermarket delivery driver?
My job search reminds me of days when I went fishing on the banks of the River Tay at the North Inch in Perth. I used to go out before dawn and spend all day casting my flies out onto the rippling surface of that beautiful river. There were times when I would be there until the early hours of the following morning and my concerned grandfather would come to find me. I had lost all track of time. I was lost in my own wonderful, peaceful world.
It never bothered me if I went for hours without a bite. I was certain that I would eventually run into frenzy of bites and I was usually right.
My last day of full employment was 13th December 2017. Since then, I have tried every channel that I can think of to find myself a new employment. I really need to…
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