Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Paralyzed with Fear

Maybe it's fate or kismet or the universe trying to tell me something, I just wish I could figure out exactly what that is. Just as I'm planning returning to work after my sick leave the job of my dreams opens up. In fact this job is the one that I said I wanted in my high school yearbook.

But I'm not sure what to do. In the past when I've applied for jobs and not gotten interviews I got upset. But when I have gotten interviews and don't get the job I'm even more upset. I wish there was some way for me to only apply for jobs that I'm going to get. I also don't quite know what to do about references. It's always a bit of an issue when you're in a position and applying elsewhere, do you ask the boss and risk pissing him (or her) off or do you try to find an older reference hoping that they will at least give you a glowing recommendation.

Anyway the details of the job go like this:
  • Small-ish town, which is totally perfect for me since I hate living in the city
  • perfect fit for my education and training, even if the advertisement says Master's preferred
  • 2 year term, so I'm not going to feel like I'm stuck if I don't like it and it ends with just the right amount of time off before I'd head off to grad school
  • Much better salary range than I currently make, but then again I'm over qualified for the job that I have.


KEG said...

Go for it!

JTS said...

KEG - Always with the encouragement. I knew there was a reason we're friends.