Since mid November 2012, I can be found working three days per week at the Bright Side of Life. Starting as interim Office Manager, my new function from 1 September 2013 will be Personal Assistent and Client Relations Manager. My duties will include providing support to the Director (agenda/marketing/personnel), but I’ll also focus on sales/customer relations. I’m extremely pleased to be given this opportunity within BSL, and see it as a new and exciting challenge.
After completing my training as Director’s assistant, my career went in a completely different direction. Via a recruitment agency I was introduced to the world of commerce, and I subsequently found myself carrying out a variety of roles for several different employers, from Intermediary to Office Manager.
I also worked for a year as a stewardess with Martinair before motherhood beckoned. After my two sons were born, I put work on the back burner for a while so that I could concentrate on ‘the kids’ when they were small.
Now that those two small kids have become teenagers and are spreading their own wings, I’ve been able to develop my career further. I’ve worked for nearly 2 years with a placement bureau carrying out back office work, and in 2012 I completed a 3-month project for a major energy supplier where I was responsible for managing a team of 12 hostesses.
And when I’m not working, I like to enjoy life to the full – for example, spending time in Amsterdam.