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Finding your niche....

I came across this cartoon today and it struck a chord with me. The caption with it was “Finding your niche can take time but when you do, the right door will open.”

After what seemed like a lifetime in recruitment I wondered where else I would find my niche. After a break away and an enjoyably period doing furniture upcycling I thought I knew what I wanted to do.

So I started up PPS in order to offer admin support to small businesses but what I have found is that instead of going the way it was planned it has gone off on a bit of a tangent.

Over the past few weeks I have been a cook/chef for a few days looking after guests up at a lodge in Glen Esk, have taken part in delivering a marketing event for small businesses in Angus, have worked in the payroll department for a large national company, taken photographs and written script for instruction manuals, written award applications, set up and attended exhibitions on behalf of clients, prepared a marketing plan for a social enterprise, various press releases, contract reviews, social media and plenty of general admin too. And of course I still do some furniture upcycling!

Now on reading that it may sound like I really don’t know what I want to do but really that is the joy in it all. After all those years of doing a ‘normal’ job I now seem to be in the most fluid and ever evolving job that I could hope for. Yes I have my regular clients but I also have adhoc clients for short term work and I love it all. Each week offers something new - I have two new meetings arranged this week and I'm excited to chat to them to see what develops.

So I guess I’ve found my niche, but instead of finding one niche to open the right door I guess I’m a bit like a skeleton key - depending on what my client wants will depend on what door we open.

Have a happy week everyone X

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