It’s been two years since I started working at my current job. When I was applying, I told my sister there’s no way I’m getting this job. I’m so unqualified.
Apparently, I was wrong.
Not only was I the most qualified candidate (according to my boss), I’ve been fortunate enough to overhaul a bunch of processes, rebuild incredible rapport with our internal departments, and grow my career significantly.
Despite being hired as the website administrator with a graphic design background, I now spend majority of my time advising our internal departments on how best to communicate their events or projects. So on my two-year workiversary, I get to celebrate with a fancy new title. I’m now a ‘Communications Advisor’.
I’m not really sure how this dorky little design student has found herself working on some pretty important intergovernmental packages and writing speaking notes for our Mayor.
But I’m loving it.
And I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities this job has created and the world that has been opened up for me.
So, while it’s not actually a ‘promotion’ in every sense of the word, it sure feels like it – so it counts in my books.
There’s another thing to check off my 27 x 28 list!
Have you ever gotten a promotion or found yourself somewhere in your career you didn’t expect?