So here we stand at the crossroads, looking at which road to choose to go down. As I stop at the roadside it would be all too easy to just pull back out onto the main road and continue to head in the same direction. It is after all a road I know well and seems pretty popular. But where is it going? More importantly, where do I want to go?
Very basic questions and I am glad to have the opportunity to revisit them. When travelling, there almost seemed to be a competition to see who could find the narrowest road with the most grass going in the middle, in other words the road less travelled. So having done my analysis it seems that this is the road I should take, away from the highway.
I have spoken to recruitment agencies who simply shake their heads and say they haven’t seen job vacancies in this area for a good while. I have no direct experience in the field, nor do I have a related professional qualification and the major backer (the Government) has a moratorium on employment. It almost sounds like I should simply look down the track wistfully and move on to find another road.
However, there are good reasons to press on:
- I want to work in an area that interests me and for which I have a passion
- I know I can make a difference
- I have many skills that are transferrable and get on well with people
- People who know me well think it is the right choice (while this is not essential, it is good to receive)