Well I have been at my new job for 4 weeks now and am really enjoying it.
I was out of work for just over 3 months whilst I had a break, did lots of conferences and networking, met lots of fantastic new people, got addicted to twitter and generally had a wonderful time.
Straight after Christmas I started doing the rounds of the recruiters. I took quite a different strategy dealing with recruiters this time around and actually met some really good ones (surprisingly more good ones than bad ones). On the networking side of things I updated my LinkedIn profile and used that extensively to connect with people. I did not look at a company or talk to someone without trying to find them on LinkedIn first.
I found my new job at Hands-on Systems via their website. I had actually talked to Hands-on about Microsoft Dynamics NAV whilst in my last job so knew about the company. They had the job listed on their website so I applied, and after 2 really good interviews I got the job.
It’s interesting and very refreshing to change careers after 24 years in construction.
The first few weeks have been doing intensive training and learning about NAV, and sitting my first MS exam. It’s great that Hands-on have such an excellent training focus.
So I look forward to learning much more about NAV, about the manufacturing industry and my new role.