New job!

For the last year, as most of you know, I’ve been searching for new employment. After losing my last full time job due to the recession, I was certainly not in a fit state for a while – both psychologically and financially. Between now and then, I did manage to get a couple of freelance temporary gigs lasting a total of six months, but neither of them led to anything substantial.

I may have been a little too picky with some of the jobs I applied for/interviewed with and after a while I was starting to lose hope. Interview after interview went by and nothing was appearing. Some jobs were even retracted as the companies weren’t sure if they needed a social media person in house.

However, I’m pleased to announce that the hard slog is over and that, as of yesterday, I was offered a position at PokerStars as their new Social Media Community Manager. There was a very vigorous interview process (I met five people over separate four interviews) and even flew out to the Isle of Man – to see their head office. If someone told me last year that in a year’s time I would be handed my perfect job  – if you know me, then you know I LOVE playing and watching poker – I would have called them stupid and walked away.

Very much looking forward to joining the team over at PokerStars and am even happier I don’t have to move to the Isle of Man! Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but I’ve already upped and left in the past (to move to New York) and I’m definitely done with the whole moving away thing. London is my home and I’m more than happy to stay here.

I start on April 19th and can honestly say that I’m very excited. In fact, I don’t think ‘excited’ quite covers it :)