I have after careful considerations, decided to part from my employer and find a new job. What the future holds for me is unknown, but I am sure that it will be a journey worth travelling. Hunting for a new job, or a new career is always exiting. But why did I quit my dream job? There are several reasons for my decision.
First of all I see no future living in this beautiful rural landscape. The job I have is the only one in my profession in this area. With just one job to hang on to, this result in insecurity as I see no alternative if I for some reason should lose my job. I will not buy a home here and I do not find the peace I need to settle down. Living in a city would give me more opportunies and a safety net if something would happen.
So now what?
I do not know yet what the future holds, I have currently started my job hunt and I am trying to find interesting work where my skills will be at good use.
What kind of job would I like?
I love to work with customer care, coaching, motivation and call centers. I know how to motivate employees and get the best of them in return. And I love to reach for becoming the best at what we do.
I love to work in a call center feeling the daily pulse of the company – this is a living organism without two equal days. And I love to coach employees to improve their results. If you have ignored your call center I will probably make it at least 20 % more effective.
I do also have e-commerce experience and would love to run an e-shop, combining it with my social media experience. Or maybe I could work for a IT company producing e-commerce solutions as I have a wide business experience and I know HOW to advice the customers to make more money. I would love to be an e-commerce consultant or advisor/key account manager.
Store management is also fun. Meeting customers face to face, handling sales campaigns. Motivating staff, creating displays – optimizing space for more revenue, oh I love a challenge.
What can I offer?
I have a strong strategic sense. I am visionary and I am able to create good goals. I know how to get staff onboard with the same goals. I am a strong motivator with good coaching skills. I got sales experience, change management, project leadership and I do always try to create a fun atmosphere around me. I believe in the potential of people and have seen people improve to new heights. I am creative, fun, determined and I do always share my knowledge with people around me. I am able to see the helicopter view in any business and I am used with working with processes and improvements.
Or is it time to start something on my own?
I would like to make a bigger dent in the universe, and I have always dreamed about running my own company. I could be a consultant in my area of expertise. In that way I could be able to put all my knowledge to use. I could advice in e-commerce, web, social media, leadership/coaching/motivation, CMR, call center technologies and so on.
I do also have an idea for an automated sales machine. Using the latest of technologies, I could build a solution making sale super easy. What I want to sell, I do not know yet. If you got a great product for the Norwegian markets let me know! – Could this be my time?
If you face a crossroad in your life, and you do not have a map, always go counter clockwise, because the majority will go the other way.
Do you have a job for me?
The future is blurry at the moment, I am positive that I will get a job soon. But you got the chance to sign me now. I can start this summer. I am open for all suggestions as long as you feel that my knowledge will be of good use for your company or idea. Contact me if you are looking for good people.
Where do I want to work?
The world is my playground. I can actually work anywhere – as long as there is an international English speaking children school nearby. (as I have a 8 year old son, who is actually quite good in English) I am open for everything, my son said he would love to live in Oslo, Paris, London or New York :), guess he got big cities in his blood. But I would love to work in Molde, my home town or in the eastern parts of Norway from Lillehammer to Kristiansand. Where? Could be anywhere, as long as the job seems exciting I will be open for offers.
I am not able to find a good work/life balance where I am right now, and I would strongly advice anybody in my shoes to make changes. So I have to follow my own advice too.
I got great references from my current employer, please contact me if you would love to work with me, and I will send you my resume and references.
I have given myself a time limitation until August 1.st to find a new job and move. If I fail, I will stay another year here, as I do not want my son to move in the middle of a school year.
(If you have worked with me, please do comment your recommendations)
Wish me luck…
Oh and I would love it if you would buy my book. Read more about it here.