I had worked a job for many years that I was very happy with. I was lucky enough to start with the
company as a secretary and work my way up to a much higher level. During my time there I was promoted to a line manager within credit control and after that a secretary to one of the directors. Working in different roles taught me very many different skills and something that I really relished. As much as I enjoyed my time here, after a few years working there it was definitely time for a change. I approached my boss about wanting to take on a new challenge and I was lucky that he supported me in
this. I became a secretary in a different department and as such had more responsibility to take on.
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As much as I learnt new skills they were all surrounded by the same sort of thing – admin and
secretarial skills. These are great but I reached a point where I really wanted to try something new. My last role taught me about communication with high profile clients and executives and it gave me a taste for wanting me. I spoke to my company and they were not in a position to give me anything that was too different to what I was already doing. I loved the job and the role but for me, it was definitely time for something new.
The Search for a New Challenge
So, for me it was time to search for a new job. There were actually many jobs that could match my
skills, many of them with a better wage than what I was earning at the time. However, I decided that if I wanted something new then going to a different secretarial job would not suit me. Instead I needed to learn something new, so that I could meet my own challenge.
I spent a little time researching all of the different options open to me. The thought was a little daunting at first because I had not been in education for a number of years. However, what caught my eye was a legal secretary course. I loved the idea of working in the legal industry, I had seen details of a number of roles that would interest me but that I didn’t quite have the skills for.
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For me the best way forward was to take part in a legal secretary course part time. This has allowed me to continue in my current role while I study and so far it’s working out great!