So a little over 5 years ago I had a big decision to make in my career. I had multiple offers on the table. A few of them had different things to offer. Some had more money but less benefits. One was a good opportunity but my gut told me it wasn't the place where I needed to be. I knew I needed to make a change in my career because it didn't have much to offer. It was a big company but I didn't see any career focus within the company at all. The management was lacking direction, functionality and more. There were more questions to ask.
Have you ever been in this situation? If you have you know how important it is to make the right choice and go with your gut as scary as that may be. That is the situation that I was in. I didn't know what the future held for me but I knew it was time to make the risk.
On January 3, 2012 I started with a small company in which I worked with on other contracts and knew they had a good reputation in the SharePoint market. On that day I started with a company that had only 75 employees but on the very first day I saw something with a lot of people there. They acted like a family. They believed in one another and challenged each other.
MicroLink LLC was a fantastic company and I learned a lot not only professionally but personally. In the past five years we have gone through 4 different mergers and that has been the hardest part. I have seen some stay and some go. Most of the ones that have gone I am still in contact with to this very day.
Even though we are now HP Enterprises we still work with the same values and purpose just on a larger scale. Don't get me wrong I miss the ML days greatly and the family we had there. We have more opportunities now but as I look back I thought it was a good time to look back as we start a new road. Another merger will be happening to become a powerhouse.
It hasn't been all peachy and happy at all times. Like any other company we have bad days and bad weeks but my decision was a good one. The reason I tell you this is if you are at that point in your career don't overthink it take a risk and you will accomplish great things