Finding My Perfect Match
Valentine’s Day is upon us, and it’s a reminder to some that finding your perfect partner can be a long and rather arduous process, with plenty of heartache and a bit of heartbreak along the way.
The same can be said about finding your perfect job, although just like finding the love of your life, when it finally happens, you can’t beat the feeling.
In August last year I came back to work at VMA Group after an extended maternity leave. My son Eddie was born very early and having spent the first four months of maternity leave in hospital with him, I took extra time off to look after him at home. It was an incredibly difficult time and there were certainly many occasions when I thought I would never be able to return to work.
Claire Tuffin, Strategy Development Director at VMA Group met with me in May 2013 to discuss how and in what capacity I might be able to come back and I was excited to learn of a new practice at VMA Group that Julia Meighan and the senior team at felt I would be right for.
At the beginning of August, I found myself back in the London office overlooking Bedford Square recruiting and planning for VMA Group’s new entry to mid-level practice, VMA Direct. It was a step into the unknown but once the team started in September, I knew it was the right role for me.
Over the past six months my excitement about VMA Direct has continued to grow. The team focus on recruiting entry to mid level, talented communications professionals across all sector areas and I can say without question that the VMA Direct team do this with drive, energy and enthusiasm. Just the kind of traits we look for in our exceptional candidates!
Looking back to where I was last year, I am so grateful to VMA Group for making it possible for me to not only return to work but also find my perfect match in VMA Direct.
Perhaps in 2014, we can do that for you too!