The Reluctant Entrepreneur. Not shrugging now am I?
The week before last I saw some Awards blurb for ‘Chester Businesswoman of the Year’ & I vaguely thought about entering them & nominating myself. A couple of clients mentioned it too. But I shelved it & thought I’d look into it if I had a ‘clear’ day….and the deadline crept closer & closer.
I thought ‘there’s no point’ ‘I’m not even from Chester’ ‘no-one will have the time to nominate me’ but eventually got round to reluctantly putting something vaguely together. I emailed a couple of clients & candidates & to my utter shock & delight they came back with immediate nominations & beautifully written effusive accolades.
And I was still thinking ‘oh what’s the point’.
So eventually I mustered all my ‘oomph’ & put my full nomination in. With no time to spare unsurprisingly.
I was waiting for an interview last Thursday & I saw an email from the Event Organiser, Black Mango pop into my inbox exactly at the same time my candidate walked in. I saw it was about the nominations & typical me, at the back of my mind, during the interview I thought ‘oh well at least I made the effort’. I finished the interview, got busy doing other Recruiting things & 3 hours later delved onto my emails & guess what…
I’M IN THE FINAL FOR CHESTER SME BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
And I’m not shrugging now. No ‘Meh-ing’ body language at all.
I’m so thrilled & proud & I really do want to win. I’ve added the Finalists badge to everywhere possible & even told contacts last week at networking & that’s very unlike me.
On this one I am unapologetically going to shout.
To run an SME in this market is tough & to coin a phrase – Every Little Helps. Daily I’m pushing forward & what might be tiny strides to big Corporations are big leaps to me. I make a real difference to candidates’ careers & to clients’ successes. It’s been a huge boost to me.
The final is 30th May & I wish all the Finalists Good Luck & wish we could win.
So take my word for it. It’s usually OK for me to be the Reluctant Entrepreneur but on this one I’m grabbing centre stage & loving it!
I’m Roseanne Stockton & I successfully run Nu-Recruit Career Consultants – I place permanent & temporary candidates of the very best quality into great local employers & jobs in Liverpool, Chester, Wirral & Manchester. In a no-fuss, no nonsense way.
And I love what I do.
Call me if you think my experience will help you get the best candidate for your job! And please feel free comment on my Blog…..