I would never have imagined when I established 2dots as a boutique career and professional development practice in 2009, that three years later I would, in effect, be headhunted out of my own business!
But it’s a true story and one that I wanted to share to mark the official final 2dots blog post.
About a year ago, a client that had been with me since the early days of 2dots sent me an email suggesting I meet with one of his colleagues who had an interesting business concept that he thought might interest me.
A week later in a café in North Sydney I met with two of the cofounders of RecruitLoop. They talked me through their idea and business model and I was intrigued. I felt a great connection to the concept and an immediate desire to help them out.
Not unlike the famous line from Jerry Macguire, they had me with their pitch.
Over the coming months what began with me spending time with the RecruitLoop team on an ad hoc basis, then gradually became something a little more regular.
Today I am fortunate and excited to be recognised as a fellow cofounder in the business where, along with wearing many other hats, I am responsible for RecruitLoop’s expanding recruiter community as well as client services.
Professionally I am now in a place unlike any other I have ever been in before. And to be honest it’s unlike anything I had ever thought I would see myself in. Strangely this has become both my one of my greatest achievements and also one of my greatest challenges throughout my career. It’s an amazing feeling that at times is both daunting and yet at the same time totally exhilarating.
I am now in the world of the tech start-up. My suits are long gone, and I have to admit that even my collared shirts don’t really make an appearance any more – unless of course we have a big client meeting. I wear jeans to work and I am not kidding when I say that I’d never even owned a pair of jeans (let alone ever worn them to work) until becoming a cofounder at a start-up.
2dots opened many doors for me and the contacts I have made professionally, personally as well as academically have been wonderful. I want to thank all my clients as well as the many regular followers of my blog over the years for their support. After all without them I wouldn’t have come this far.
Many of my blog posts over the years were about career decisions, career choices and career change. My own journey with 2dots had brought me to a fork in the road. There was a major career decision to be made and I chose the path with far more risk, where every day brings a new adventure, and where I am now working with an incredible team.
Follow every lead. Consider every opportunity. Don’t let fear hold you back.