The big news for this week is that after 3 years of coursework, I have finally completed my Open University course in computing.
I received news on Friday that I had passed my final module, which is great as I had no intention of re-doing it if I hadn’t. Web Server management, so totally dry and boring.
Soon I will have a nice Certificate in Web Application Development to hang on my wall beside my two accountancy ones and my project management one (or maybe I’ll file the accountancy ones away as relics of a previous life!)
So, what to do next? Hmm, maybe I’ll take a year off studying and try and sort out my work situation which now desperately needs addressing. And then maybe do a course on London history or genealogy for a change.
I’ve been studying computing courses with the Open University since 1997 so its probably high time for a break. The great thing about this recent course is that it was all coursework based and involved online studying (I guess e-learning). Added another angle of interest to it.
Anyway, back to my work situation. I love the job I do and I enjoy working with my customers but I feel my opportunities to widen my network and get into new business areas are limited.
I’d like to find something that allows me to broaden my customer base beyond one area and extend my network beyond the confines of London.
So its time to change my job.
But I like my employer and love the sort of work I do – so, it’s a no brainer, really, I just need to find another role working for the same employer doing a similar sort of role but for a different area of the business – and I think / hope I discovered it last week.
Fingers crossed, it will be brilliant if it comes off.
They say things happen in life for a reason and maybe what I had to deal with this past week at work was meant to happen as it triggered me to look for something else – and the opportunity I found wouldn’t be more ideal had I written the job spec myself.
Let’s hope office politics doesn’t get in the way and prevent me from being offered this new role.