by Sarah Hickling (UK)

It’s funny when you think back to when you left school and had that talk with a careers advisor who basically confused you even more and you walked away thinking now what am I to do.

You were hoping to walk in and walk out knowing exactly what you are going to be and they will have solved that for you.

What I have learnt along the way that pretty much most people don’t know what they want to do and they have just drifted into roles and that you have the choice to make your next steps.

Well this was me after university and I fell into retail and was there for about 15 years. I moved up the ladder successfully and had some big roles. I learnt so much and I am forever grateful for this and I will never take that back that experience.

Source: iCN Issue 25  (Career Coaching); page 36