I am desperately looking for a new job. The reasons for leaving where I am now are plentiful, most of which I won’t share at this time, but I have been there seven years and it really is time to move on!
Just before Christmas I spotted a job, it was only a couple of days until the closing date, so I didn’t really think about it, I just applied! After a couple of weeks I hadn’t heard anything, so I took it as a ‘no’!
Two days before Christmas I got an email ‘you have been shortlisted, interview will be in the new year’. Wow, I had made it through the application stage!
Christmas and New Year came and went and an interview confirmation arrived. I went back over the job description and tried to prepare. But (and it is a fairly big but) as I was reading things I started to question whether I wanted the job. Yes, it would be a new job in a new place, but it would be more work, less money and less flexibility!
I thought about it – a lot – I kept saying ‘go for the interview, it’s great experience, then decide’! But I didn’t feel sure about it, how would I feel if they actually offered me it and I had to turn it down, could I ever even really consider taking that drop in money when we live ‘hand to mouth’ as it is. So I rang them, said thank you but I wouldn’t be going.
I felt better, so much better, no pressure of an interview, no having to turn down a job if offered it. I was comfortable with what I had decided!
Another job has come up, one I would LOVE, it is completely different to what I do now, but I am nervous, tonight even too nervous to complete the application. It will be further away from where I live, I won’t know anyone, it will be stricter hours, it will be brand new! What should I do?
It has been said maybe I am ‘too Comfortable’ at my job now, I have been there so long that I can’t see myself leaving my bubble, I am too scared to do it!
Tonight I have realised that I am too comfortable, I have been in the same place of work for 7 years, I have changed roles within the organisation but I am one of the longest serving members of a small team, I have my breakfast at work, I am asked were stuff is, I have some flexibility in my hours, I know the people, in fact I have some very good friends there, I am scared about moving and ending up in a job that does less for my life, for my family!
What should I do? Apply for the brand new job, risk the rejection, risk it not being right, risk moving out of my comfort zone? Or do I stay where I am?
What would you do?