On the road again
Six weeks ago, it was with great joy and hopes that I joined GroupM, leaving behind the safety of a big bank for the more tumultuous waters of media and advertising.
At the time, however, I did not expect things to turn as they just did: I’ve been laid off as I was told that a strategic decision was made by GroupM to get rid of its project management office. With no project management office, there is no need for a project management office director and so, I’m back on the job market.
The shock is still very fresh and I have to admit that I haven’t fully absorbed the blow. My boss was telling me that he was happy with the progress I was making. I was told my work was excellent; and then this.
It’s a sad fact that large corporations do not look at the impact of their decisions on people and so I’m now faced with something I’m not used to: an uncertain future, with unknown prospects.
So I’ve dusted up my resume and I’m starting to pass it around.I’ve also updated my Linkedin profile and sent a twitter message out to my “followers”. I’m wondering if there’s any other “social network” related things I ought to do.
I will entertain any opportunity in the New York area (I do not plan to relocate) and, to sum them up, my skills encompass a wide variety of areas from project management (following some of the models established by PMI and applying them with a practitioner’s eye to what works and doesn’t, both on a local implementation or on a global one), technology (it appears, based on recent experience, that I have a deeper understanding of technologies relating to the internet than a lot of my peers), and strategy (readers of my blog are familiar with some of my strategic positioning)
Based on this, I think that I could easily fit into executive roles in software development, program (or portfolio) management, and product management.
I hope you will all be able to help me in my search for a new position. If you hear anything, drop me a note and thanks in advance for your help.