Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel today as I am writing my first official post on my blog. My blog. I just love the sound of it.

 

I don’t know exactly when the idea of Pit Stop Careers started taking form in my mind, but it was probably around 5 years ago, when I was working in the Dublin Sales Staffing Team at Google.

Part of the role was helping candidates to prepare for interviews, because as everyone knows Google interviews are unique, and tough. And I just loved it. Suddenly I started seeing myself as candidates’ advocate and cheerleader, providing extremely talented individuals with the tools they needed to really shine in the interviews and give their best shot to get the job of their dreams.

So I started thinking, what if I could do this full time? What if I could dedicate all my time and energy to move to the other side of the table to show candidates what recruiters and interviewers need from them, to be able to hire them? It sounded like the best job I could ever have.

But of course, life happened: jobs, children, financial responsibilities… To open your own business you need not only the bravery and determination, but also the opportunity. Time needs to be right.

Personal reasons drove me to my home country again where I found myself as a full-time mum, and when I started looking to go back to work I simply couldn’t find anything that excited me.

I ended up taking a job I didn’t really want, and after a couple of miserable months I got myself fired. That day, I teared off all the used up pages from my notebook and I wrote on the cover page: “To New Beginnings”. This post is it’s first page. Today is my opportunity. In many cases, the right time simply never comes, but in my case, it has. So I am giving it everything I’ve got.

According to Wikipedia, “ A pit stop is where a racing vehicle stops in the pits during a race for refuelling, new tyres, repairs, mechanical adjustments…” Pit Stop Careers is meant to be a place to stop, breathe, charge batteries and go back into the race, into your career. Refueled and with renovated energy.

At Pit Stop Careers, professionals will find advice and guidance in the Career Transition journey. A journey which is an exciting adventure, a new start, a reinvention of oneself. So it shouldn’t be taken too seriously. A journey to enjoy. Thanks for sharing it with me.

Warm regards,
Blanca Meseguer