So, I was offered a job today, asked to start ASAP, with a salary that had me saying, yes yes yes! That’s good news.
Add that this is National Chocolate Cake Day and we have what’s looking like a winner of a Wednesday.
After the offer I said to the hiring person that I’d like a day to review. I think they were surprised, especially given that I was called in to interview for a job that they feel is tailored specifically to my talents.
On the drive home, a good thirty minutes, I really thought and thought. I plan to say thanks but no thanks. It’s really flattering to be offered a job right out of the gate but in my heart of hearts I don’t think this job is the RIGHT job.
My thought process left Mr. EOS scratching his head – you know, he comes from the old bird in the hand adage, but I said that the first job offer gave me the confidence to go for a position that excites me about going to work every day. Where there’s a challenge. Where I might learn something new. Where I can grow with a company and stay for a while.
Applying for any job is a total crap shoot. Who reads the letters. How you are perceived in the first sentence can make or break whether your application gets shredded or in a pile for call backs. But what I do know is I saw strong women my whole life, so I know I’m not afraid to forge ahead.
Now, the real question: Do I need a fork to dive into the chocolate cake?? 🙂
I feel accomplished and excited. Tomorrow and Friday, NYC, so stand by for non-job related posts for a bit. Phew, right?