Iesha Small

writing, career pivots, side hustles

Build you career like an entrepreneur.

I didn’t get the job

I didn’t get the job.

I was down to the final two at interview and got asked to provide a draft strategy overview to achieve a particular aim for the organisation. After my answer, the interviewer was silent. He looked at me, blinked, then said, in a cutting tone, “Do you understand what a strategy is?” I wanted the ground to swallow me up.

I didn’t get the job.

Several years later…

I’ve been involved in strategy writing for a few different organisations since that embarrassing moment.

I share what I’ve learnt that may be useful to others in this article.

Build your career like an entrepreneur.

I’m Iesha,

I help leaders career pivot to work they enjoy and create opportunities and freedom. We use frameworks and strategy for repeatable results. 

Engineer → Assistant Headteacher → Head of Comms + Business Owner

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I didn’t get the job