James Mayes

Blog: Change, my favourite opportunity

In Human Resources, Personal, Personal Development, Recruitment, Social Media, Social Recruiting, Start-ups on April 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

As a few people are already aware, it seems sensible to put this one out and clear. Times are changing and I’m moving to pastures new.  I’ve had a great time with BraveNewTalent and had the pleasure of working with some awesome people.  Lucian’s vision remains inspiring and when it delivers, it truly will address a global issue. I wish him and the team all the best!

Some say the most important part when considering future career moves is to be focussed. I’m less sure.  For me, the joy of change is the openness of opportunity, the option to change direction.

Maybe this is why my professional experience is so diverse – hands-on recruiter, sales guy, client manager, solutions design, product development.  I have a love of tech, but not to the extent that I want to write code. I take joy in trying to accurately define the problem to be addressed so the chosen route really is a solution, not just a fix.

So, what next? Well, I’ve started companies before and have a few ideas on new tools to build and services to offer. I’m not stopping there though.

This isn’t just a news-flash, it’s a request. No, I’m not asking for massive retweets of a “find my next job” post. Instead, I’d particularly appreciate two things – whether you know me well, or from a distance.

  1. If you’ve read my blog over the last few years, you have a feel for what I like to be involved in.  If you think there’s an avenue I should explore, I’d LOVE that alternate opinion. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes can spot the best answer, simply by being one step removed. You might be that fresh pair of eyes.
  2. This isn’t a “blast & broadcast” post – don’t spam your followers with my needs. Instead, just let me know if you think there’s someone with whom a coffee conversation would be rewarding – that’s where the best things happen!
Signing off – leaving you with the musical genius of Bowie, and a plethora of contact options for me!
  1. All the best, James!

  2. […] Media events in the country, I believe. This time round, for the first time, I’ll be there without a company t-shirt to wear.  Looking forward to focussing on the content of the event and […]

  3. Hi James! Just picked this up after coming back from holiday. As one door closes and all that! Like you i believe variety in career is good – makes you a better person all round. Good luck with whatever comes your way and im sure our paths will cross many times.

  4. […] been asked many times what I was going to do next.  Truth is, I’ve been enjoying the opportunity to evaluate a half dozen different things. Projects, tools, platforms, permanent jobs, all sorts. […]

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