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Right place, wrong job


Sometimes we find ourselves in the right place, but doing the wrong role. As part of Pizza for Losers, Pete explained how he turned failure into success.

I started out working for Charity People as the Business Development Officer for the temp Consultant in the Office Support Department. I threw myself into this role, ultimately trying to get as many new clients on as possible, whilst not playing a part in the recruitment process itself.

Four months on and I had spectacularly failed to get any new clients on board. I actively made an effort to play a role Charity People within other capacities, and due to this flexibility and will to remain in the agency I was offered a place on the fundraising team to act as their candidate resourcer.

A few months later and I had the fortune of being trained up alongside the Nikki, the other resourcer, and for the last few months I've been able to call myself a consultant at long last!

The last year has taught me the importance of perseverance, optimism, mucking in - in any way possible, and being a 'Yes' person.