Taking the leap

Taking the leap into the unknown is always a scary prospect and I’m not normally the kind of person to take risks. That being said, recently I have been made redundant from a job/company that initially had a lot of promise but it never worked out. The companies direction changed quite dramatically and unfortunately for me and my colleagues, that meant that our services were no longer required.

Since that has happened I have taken stock of my situation and calculated my possible options going forwards.

I’m not the kind of person who is happy with doing nothing or doing trivial, uninteresting work. Whilst it may pay the bills, it doesn’t do me any good psychologically. I’m sure I’m not the only person to feel this way in those situations. By trade, I am a document composition developer, and that work I do find interesting, but unfortunately, document composition is a niche industry and work in that industry, is hard to come by.

I started this post out rather dismally with my not so unique back story, many people have experienced redundancy before me and many will experience it in the future… The actual point of this particular post is I am going to do something I have been thinking about for a little while.

That is, take my knowledge in the customer communication field and use my skills in web development, to shift my career into something more web related. My current plan is to do the occasional contract working with Doc1 whilst trying to work on a business that specialises in creating tailored content on the web for individuals and businesses. I am quite serious with this endeavour and have even had a company set up, check out the brand spanking new website over at http://teshdigital.co.uk.

The logo is temporary and I do plan to get something more professional designed at some point in the very near future.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, I’d love to hear any comment from people who have been in a similar situation and has successfully turned losing a job into a successful opportunity.

James - 14th January 2017

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