Monthly Archives: September 2012

Don’t write yourself off!

I am currently job hunting. In this process, I have come across some job specifications I think are beyond me (limited experience) and quickly move on to the next vacancy. However some days ago I came across this particular job I would love to do. Although I don’t fit the criteria 100% I believe I stand a chance after viewing the OU on the BBC: Hilary Devey’s Women at the Top documentary some days ago. The main thing I took away from Hilary is; as a woman I need to have more confidence in myself and portray myself in that light.


In 2007 I applied for a post through an agency and heard nothing. A week later I found out the company in question also advertised the job on their website. I decided to apply directly to them and got the job. Similarly, my application for secondment to another department this summer was successful simply because of a course I did six years ago. Bottom line is I would not get a job if I don’t try.

It is so easy for us to disqualify ourselves even before others have done so and even if they do I will ensure I get feedback, take it on board and carry on till my goal is accomplished.

This principle is applicable to any area of life, even if others do not believe in you, don’t stop believing in yourself. Do whatever is required to qualify yourself so when opportunity does come knocking, success is only a matter of time.