We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Office* show, and it was fantastic taking people through our new ‘Career MOT’ app; we saw some very interesting results and obtained great feedback. We were pleased to see our Executive PA plus diploma is still in high demand amongst experts in the industry.
It was great to see so many familiar faces over two days of motivational workshops, inspirational seminars and a showcase of cutting edge business solutions and services. We’re already looking forward to next year.
…show, that is. After a bit of a bumpy ride to London the Pitman Campervan finally pitched up at Office*; ‘The UK’s leading event for PAs, EAs, VAs and Office Managers’, to run ‘Career MOT’ testing and to offer industry advice seminars on the career route maps available.
A bustling Saturday in Manchester City Centre saw us pitched up at the foot of the Queen Victoria Statue in Piccadilly Gardens, with shoppers more than happy to take time out from their retail therapy to have a go on our new free Career MOT app and seek career and CV advice. We found a lot of ENTP’s in Manchester; Extroverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving character types; these are the visionaries and investors of the business world.
This was the last of our regional pit-stops, and what better way to spend it; surrounded with more enthusiastic people who are raring to drive their careers forward: Beep beep.
We were once again greeted with an array of ‘Career MOT’ enthusiasts who were intrigued and impressed with their app results. It turns out there are a lot of INFP characters in Birmingham – Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving profile; with skills and attributes best suited to careers in journalism, consultancy and I.T , amongst many others.
We set up our Pit-stops on Birmingham’s High Street, just next to the Bullring Shopping centre, ready for another day of Career MOT Testing.
We were very pleasantly greeted with a multitude of eager faces, happy to try our new free app ‘Career MOT’ and book some free career and CV advice.
It was really great to see so many people inspired to drive their futures forward. Looking forward to another busy day tomorrow!
We’ve enjoyed another busy day at our Cardiff Pit-stop on Queen Street… so far we’ve gathered some quite remarkable stats which would suggest that Cardiff could be a City home to many an ENTJ – Extroverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging profile: which could lead to career paths including an MD, Politician, Marketing Manager or Entrepreneur amongst many others.
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time in Cardiff, and who knows, we may just have met the next Steve Jobs (a fellow ENTJ profile!)
Yesterday we met Jean in Cardiff… Jean is 82, and studied Pitman Shorthand many years ago… she was really pleased to see we’re still Training the Nation, and commented that in her mind, Pitman Training is still the passport to career success!
See what Jean had to say about Pitman Training here: Jean Cardiff Video
Our team of Career Mechanics were overwhelmed by the response from commuters at London’s Victoria Rail Station – by far the biggest footfall of our tour to-date!
From results we’ve seen so far, it would appear that London is home to a healthy number of INTP profiles – the Thinkers and Engineers… we’ll run a detailed analysis of national and regional results once we’ve finished up on the road!
They say life is all about change, and that couldn’t be truer for us! Having had a temporary malfunction with our campervan, we pulled up at our 3rd Pit-stop in a replacement vehicle… making sure we kept to our word to drive futures forward.
Change is often not embraced in a positive manner, taking people out of their comfort zones. Yet, the reality is most things change or evolve with time. Small changes to your career in the form of progression, or expansion into new areas can be a positive way to refresh your passion for your role.
We spent the day chatting to City workers about their roles, and running profiles through our Career MOT app – we were pleased to see so many surprised faces as the app unravelled the characteristics of their personalities.
One New Change
We’re looking forward to spending our last day in London at Victoria Station tomorrow… wonder how London will compare with the rest of the countries profile results? Will there be more thinkers and visionaries, or executives and chiefs?… we’ll have to wait and see!
Having towed our way to London Waterloo, we’ve spent an great day catching people along their commute to work. With the campervan still in our possession until its repair trip this evening, we were amazed at just how much recognition there is for the Pitman Training brand. Many stopped by to recount experiences with us and obtain some updated information on courses and training we currently offer!
We had a great day chatting to people from all sorts of careers and backgrounds – even a local police officer passed by to give our app a go!
- Cop a look at our new app!
We’re looking forward to 2 more days in London – with One New change tomorrow, followed by London Victoria. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PitmanTraining #PitmanOnTour