Don’t dismiss your dreams. How Louise Bailey landed her dream job|E198 ⋆ TechPixies

Don’t dismiss your dreams. How Louise Bailey landed her dream job|E198

Unless you’re very lucky, the path to happiness in life is usually a little squiggly. Ok, let’s get real! Sometimes the path can be as winding and bendy as Mr Tickle’s arms, can’t it? And if you’re in a job that doesn’t light you up, it can feel like you’re stuck in quicksand. 

If you can relate, you’ll love Louise Bailey’s story. 

As a student in one of our first cohorts, Louise is a TechPixie OG and proof that doing the work works. 

Because after cutting her teeth working with Joy on a client’s social media account and getting some incredible experience under her belt with the marketing team at Waddesdon Manor, she’s now working in her dream role as a digital communications officer at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. It couldn’t be more perfect for this self-confessed history geek. So how did she get there? 

Here’s why you should tune in

Discover the journey that led Louise to land her dream job and how she overcame her limiting beliefs about whether she could do the role (with a little nudge from Joy). You’ll love the side note on Adam Koszary and his viral Absolute Unit post. Plus, hear how the Ashmolean Museum gave student animators the opportunity to put their own spin on pieces from the collection. 

Here’s what to listen out for:

[03:27] Louise realises she’s meant for more.

[05:02] Feeling like a square peg in a round hole.

[08:05] Louise’s light-bulb moment about her career.

[13:02] Louise lands her dream job.

[14:25] The ANTs come marching in. 

[17:16] The impact of the man behind the ‘absolute unit’ meme.

[19:29] How to be creative in the heritage space.

[21:21] Why you should never dismiss your dreams. 

If you want to follow in Louise’s footsteps and pursue your dream job, press play now. ▶️▶️▶️ 

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Useful links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Waddesdon Manor

Ashmolean Museum

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead – Sheryl Sandberg. 

Everything is Figureoutable – Marie Forleo 

Bodleian Library case study – Adam Koszary

Adam Koszary Absolute Unit Post 

The Museum of English Rural Life 

Confessions of a (former) social media manager – Adam Koszary

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