Leading a double life is exactly what I’ve been doing for the last few years studying full time and working part time in two very different industries.
I’ve been working with Morgan McKinley for the past five years and in 2016 I made the switch from working full time as a Senior Consultant to working just two days a week as a Candidate Manager, to pursue my goal of becoming a qualified Nutritionist.
I was extremely fortunate to receive ongoing support from Morgan McKinley allowing me the flexibility of changing roles and working part-time, whilst pursuing something outside of recruitment. Studying full time and working part time has been a juggling act and I’ve got some tips on how to maximise your output in the office.
- Organise your day; I’ve always worked two consecutive days as for my role, I’ve personally found this best for productivity and workflow. When I arrive at the office the first thing I do is read my emails, organise my day and write down my priorities.
- Focus; It’s always my priority to achieve as much as possible whilst in the office. Keeping my office workload and my degree workload completely separate has been really important in staying focused at work.
- Eat well; As a now qualified Nutritionist, this point is as important as the time taken to plan your day. The food you eat and your hydration levels effects focus, energy, stress response and sleep quality – which ultimately affects your performance in the workplace.
Now that I’ve finished my degree (a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) I’m in the process of setting up my own business as a Nutritionist, providing Nutrition Consultations to individuals at their workplaces or online – saving the time taken to race to appointments, I can come to you (all you need is a meeting room). Whilst setting up my own business is an important development goal for me, I will also continue to work part-time in my current role. I enjoy recruitment and I also love working in an office environment, so I’m lucky enough to have supportive employers allowing me to have the best of both worlds.
Good nutrition in the workplace is essential for health and wellbeing. It was reported earlier this year that there are 90 million sick days taken every year in Australia costing the economy $34.1 billion. Nutritionists not only evaluate health concerns and food choices, but how lifestyle impacts health too. Working long hours or being in a stressful role impacts food choices, sugar cravings, caffeine intake etc. and life can become a vicious circle.
If you would like more details on Nutrition Consultations, please contact me via my website (if you would like to book a Nutrition Consultation quote MMK15 at the time of booking to receive 15% discount) and over the coming months I will be sharing more insights into the positive effect of balanced nutrition in the workplace.
Nutrition aside though, if you are an Accountant looking for your next career move, returning from overseas or hold a working holiday visa, please contact me to discuss our current opportunities at email@example.com (please note that I check my emails regularly every day and either myself or one of my team members will contact you if I am not in the office).
Amy Savage | Candidate Manager, Accounting & Finance - Financial Services, Sydney
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