After 18 fun and successful months at XpertHR I’m moving on. My post is being made redundant, which is a blow, but I understand the business imperatives. In many ways my work is done – much of what I came to do is now embedded in the team and I am very proud of that.

I have really enjoyed being part town crier, part sherpa (my definition of a user development editor) working with a very talented team.

So, in early January I will be back in the jobs market, a place I haven’t been for quite a few years (I have been at RBI for 8 years and prior to that I also had a 9 year stint).

My plan is to blog about my efforts to find work. Currently, I am still getting my head around the whole thing so not much to report so far.

One of the benefits of working for Reed Business Information (which owns XpertHR) is that I get some outplacement support. I have my first meeting in just over a week, by which time I hope to feel a bit more together.

I work in an exciting area – content, social media, user experience, lead generation, content marketing, digital engagement etc, so hope there will be some interesting opportunities out there (and yes, I am open to suggestions). 

I’ve got a few things to tie up on XpertHR and will post about some of the successes with the team, and at RBI, as I do that. There also seems to be a lot of admin to get sorted . . .