Hi! My name is Margaret, and I’ve recently realized that I am at a unique point in my career life. I’m a 48-year-old married mom of two kids. Both have ADHD and one has high functioning autism (think Aspergers). Two years ago, I was terminated from a company that I had loved in a Buyer job that was not a good fit for me. I was in shock – I had known it was coming but still felt surprised at the time. So I regrouped, rewrote my resume, and started looking for a new job in the same field that I had just left.
My field was Supply Chain, and I had held roles of Assistant Buyer and Buyer at a few companies over 10 years. But, taking time away from this career to refocus on caring for my children, I lost my skills as a Buyer. In these 11 years, I had held part time jobs, a full time job working 3:00PM to 11:30PM as a secretary for ICU RNs and other staff, and also spent three years not working at all when I had a baby and a toddler.
I won’t bore anyone with the details of the Buyer position that I left in 2015. The good parts of my story, and the reason for my blog, are what happened next, and continues to happen today.
As I searched for a new Buyer/Supply Chain role, I kept getting interviews but no call backs or offers. After a while, I began to wonder if this was the right career for me. After some thought and conversations with my husband and other wise souls, I decided to pursue a new path: writing. So here I am, beginning my very first blog about changing career paths when you, and everyone else, might not expect it.
I’ll tell you my story as we get to know each other. After you’ve read my premier blog entry, comment with your first name and tell me something about your career trajectory.
Type to you soon,