Jun 12, 2009

Recovery

God I'm tired. Emotionally, physically, mentally exhausted.

But I wanted to let you know that I was home. That I will be trying hard to stick to the good resolutions laid out in the obligatory, end-of-OBT letter to myself. That I will therefore be looking for creative career/life alternatives. And that I will be doing all this while taking many early Eurostars.

So if you see a little brunette in a black suit snoozing in business class on the 7am to St Pancras, please feel free to tuck a little note under my complementary breakfast with your suggestions for what I should do next.

There will be prizes.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm an Insead student... going into consulting at a BM firm (gulp). Just wanted to say I think your writing is really fantastic. You don't get too many posts, but I bet you have loads of readers like me. I hope you find something you like doing!

res i(p)sa said...

Thank you Anonymous. I hope you enjoy your BM (and the end of Insead)!

The manager again... said...

What about ICSID? Politics + Law + Business + International + Fighting against poverty...

res i(p)sa said...

That's quite good, manager, but there will be no prizes for guessing my old job...!

(hello, my name is Res, I was an ICSID-specialized lawyer)

Still the Manager... said...

Well, I tried...
What about the advisory services side of the IFC? They have a huge office in Paris... MC for governments, including legal reforms...

And now you guess my old job...

Anonymous said...

My advice: Speak to your partner and get yourself a 6 month externship at a client in a field that REALLY interests you. I think that working in industry for a client that actually produces things will help you decide if you want to leave consulting/law firm life. For this to work, you would ideally avoid having a partner from BM or a big VP at the client company identify a suitable position. Through your own networking, find a mid-level manager maternity leave position that is completely unrelated to consulting, litigation etc. Try 6 months in someone else's shoes.

-Million Dollar Spatula