For the last few years I have been in a bit of a rut; same job, same habits (mostly bad) and more or less the same income. By the end of 2017 I decided that I had to change.

At the start of 2018 I left legal practice and I have now become a legal recruiter. I made this move so that my activity would be directly connected to my income and driven by my knowledge and ability. I knew the Manchester market well and so was careful to choose an employer that would help me achieve my aims. 

I joined Jepson Holt 8 weeks ago and I was immediately encouraged by a colleague to join the subsidised gym in the building. This was not (I hope) because my need for exercise was both obvious and urgent but rather because the company cares for my well-being.  

My new lifestyle has:

  • Enabled me to meet and network with people in the gym;  
  • Improved my productivity and focus;
  • Given me more energy outside of work;
  • Allowed me to channel my newfound energy into positive interactions with candidates and clients.   

I cannot emphasise how much better I feel about both work and life in general my only regret is not taking this up sooner.

Change is scary and I was afraid to change both my habits and my employment: I now get daily training in my new role and to help me get the best out of this; I train my body daily.