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Back on the Market (and feeling lucky)

Yep. I have been having all the fun that comes with a job search.

[insert: nausea, self-doubt, double the daily stress and some occasional diarrhea]

I’ve kept very busy these last three weeks; I had three job interviews so I spent most of my evenings learning about the companies I was interviewing with, prepping for (and practicing) the interview questions, and coming up with a bunch of reasons why I needed to ‘step out’ from my desk at 3:15pm.  I think I used all the excuses by now –

  • gotta go to the dentist as one of my fillings fell out
  • I have that weird mole and it’s itching and I really have to have it checked out
  • just stepping out to get a quick lunch! (and disappearing for 2 hours)
  • my friend has an emergency and I am her only contact in town, gotta run and help her

Anyhow, it took so much out of me, it literally sucked out all of my energy to deal with the process. Not fun.

And what’s even less fun? Not getting any of those three jobs.

I am bracing myself as I am going to take a couple of weeks to recover and do it all over again in mid April!

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Out of The Frying Pan and Into the Fire

Long time no see my friends. I realize that by now I may have lost all my 21 readers and just ramble here for my own sake. Ha. Well, June was a bit crazy for me, logging into WordPress was last thing on my mind to be honest.

Is this too cheesy?

Is this too cheesy?

As I may have mentioned, after a couple of months of looking for a new job, I got a seemingly amazing offer. I took it. After being at my previous position for almost 6 years I felt really worn out, I thought I would literally not survive another year if I stayed. It was 6 years of fulfilling yet very emotionally and physically exhausting work. I did a lot of (unpaid) overtime in the evenings and weekends and was ready for a change. Change meaning working less and hopefully making more! Can’t a girl dream? 😉 I mean, the only way is a way up, right?

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The Job Search Is Over

I just went for it in May. I think I was ready for a change at least a couple of years ago, maybe sooner, but I was not taking much action then. Well, except talking about it that is. It just kept growing on me. T. and my friends heard their shares of me talking about how ready I was to look for a new job, how much I wanted a change, how much I wanted to learn new things. But nothing happened then, I think no one believed the change was actually coming.

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Starting the Search for a New Job

So, I am starting to look for a new job**. I have been open to getting a new position for the last two years I just never made it a priority. I looked at some job postings, I even sent out my resume as a reply to some job offers I found online, but never pushed it as far as actually getting an interview. This time is different. I have been at my current position for more than 5 years and I am ready. I feel a bit conflicted though since I do realize I have it ‘good’. I mean, I am making decent money (60k is decent even for New York City) and have health coverage for me and T. with no deductible. That is good in my book.

Starting the Search for a New Job

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