Maggie Brown has a background in recruitment and sustainability and is part of the wonderful Net Impact team. She reflects here on career choice and introduces an event to be held next Wednesday to help people make considered career choices around sustainability:
As the days shorten and we brace ourselves for a new season, I am reminded of how this time of year used to make me feel. When September meant the smell of new books and the excitement of choosing classes based on a simple desire to learn something new and to be challenged in a different way.
As I think about these things, it occurs to me that that desire hasn’t disappeared as I have aged. Instead, it has found a new way of expressing itself; by forcing me to take the time to consider my professional goals and to find meaning in my career on an ongoing and evolving basis.
Our careers should be approached with the same joy and enthusiasm as that first day of school but all to often we get caught up in the day to day and forget to take the time and evaluate our own fulfillment. Take some time.
Join Net Impact London next Wednesday, September 10th at 7pm to think about your career and to evaluate what competencies you are cultivating towards sustainability leadership. Sign up here.
Acre, the global market leader in sustainability recruitment and related services, will take us through their salary survey to provide a basis for discussion about how the market has shifted and how this shift has impacted trends in the careers landscape. We will then gain insight about shifts in market trends from Beth Knight, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusive Leadership for EY EMEIA. Finally, there will be a chance to do some networking and learn from each other’s experiences. As always, Net Impact will provide nibbles, drinks and a friendly atmosphere!
A wise woman once told me as I contemplated my next job, that I was thinking about it in the wrong way, that I would be spending more of my life doing this “thing” than doing anything else. She looked me in the eye and said: “Stop asking what you want to do for work and start asking what you want to do with your life“. Do you know the answer?
Please do join us next Wednesday.
Maggie is offering 5 free tickets for the first people from 6heads that apply to join next week.