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Goodbye to The Careers Group. Hello Durham.

15 Apr

My (unusually tidy) desk at The Careers Group

Goodbye desk

Today I sadly said goodbye to my wonderful colleagues at The Careers Group. It has been a busy month since I gave my notice, and it is all still sinking in. I am writing this on my usual Friday evening train up to Durham, and I think a piece of me is still expecting to get on the usual train back on Monday. My team has been my family and I will miss them all so much.

I started at The Careers Group in August 2008. Just two days before I impulsively went on a first date with a man in my hometown Durham City, little expecting that it would work out long distance, and never imagining that two years later we would get engaged. But I still lived in London, and he still lived in Durham. One of us had to move, and with both of us working in universities and facing a tight job market, when I saw this temporary position of Information Co-ordinator come up at Durham University Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre, I jumped at the opportunity.

So here I am, on my way to my new home and my new job and it feels like the start of a whole new phase in my life. I will definitely carry on with the web 2.0 in my new role, and I am excited to learn about a new careers service, a new student body, and new colleagues. And I will keep on blogging throughout!

If you are interested, The Careers Group is currently recruiting for a Head of Content and Information, closing date Monday 18th April. The role is focussed on digital content, and careers service experience is not required at all – they are looking for a new perspective. It all sounds very intriguing to me… hope they recruit a blogger/Twitterer!