As a child, there was never anything more exciting than the first day of school.
Those brand new colored pencils and shiny spiral notebooks were anxiously awaiting my use! The year when I was old enough to have colored markers (!!!) in addition to my Crayolas I felt as though I had truly entered into the coveted adulthood.
With my colorful backpack on my back, and my plaid overall dress freshly ironed, I was ready to conquer any assignment my elementary teach could throw at me.
Spell “light” you say? No problem. I know there’s a “gh” hidden in the middle.
Multiple 9 x 4? No problem! I know the hand trick to multiply by nines, so your answer is 36.
Capital of Maryland? Easy. Annapolis. They both start with female names.
I loved to raise my hand and answer all the questions! Yes, yes. I was that kid. But I loved and still love to learn!
Now that I have truly entered into adulthood still with colored markers by my side, I have found that same feeling of nerve and excitement in my first day at a new job.
After I graduated college, I was blessed to have an opportunity fall into my lap. Two and a half years later, I felt I needed a change. I felt as though I hit a ceiling at my previous company. I appreciate all I learned, and without that opportunity, I never would have landed this amazing, new career. After many phone calls and four interviews, I was offered a new career opportunity in Grand Rapids!
This morning I woke up bright and early at 5:45 to prepare for my first day as a Technical Recruiter for a well-known, respected staffing and recruiting business that has offices throughout the United States. I packed my lunch, poured my coffee, and put on my favorite business outfit.
Much like my first day of pre-school, my picture was snapped before I walked out the door!
Even at 24 years old, nothing compares with the excitement of the unknown of the first day. What would the day-to-day life of a recruiter be like? Will the management like me? What will training consist of?
All of those questions were answered in the first day. I was greeted by the managers with whom I had interviewed, and my fellow co-workers came over to introduce themselves and offered support.
Making this change was anything but easy. The location is farther away, and the hours are longer. But I know I will be more personally fulfilled with the challenges that are ahead. I will further develop myself professionally, and I know I will reach and exceed my goals.
I am excited to wake up tomorrow and start another brand new day!