I wrote about decisions a few weeks ago and I had to make a pretty big one this week. I applied for and got a new job at work.
Up until last week, I was quite content to continue doing the customer communications for my company. It was still rewarding, sometimes challenging and I’m paid nicely to do it.
But a couple of weeks ago, I was presented with the opportunity to take a bit of a career turn and move into product management for our retail brand, Hover. To be honest, it took me a few days of really thinking about it to decide that it was something I wanted to do.
It really came down to whether I was willing to step out of my comfort zone and into something that had the real potential to be new and very challenging, but also very rewarding. In the end I realized that going for this was the right thing to do and so I went for it.
After a few days in my new role, I’m already enjoying the kind of work that it entails. It requires a nice mix of critical thinking and communication with different people (devs, marketing and customers). I think it’s going to turn out to be a great move.