Career Advice Needed

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Recently, a friend of mine became aware of a job opportunity at his company and thought of me as a qualified candidate. A few text messages later, I was sending over my resume and later that afternoon I received a phone call from a recruiter. After two informational phone interviews, I should hear by the end of the week if I made it to the face to face interview.

I am asking you if I should really move forward with the interview process. The position would be in the private sector, at least a ten thousand dollar raise, and a lot more paper pushing. I have never worked in the private sector, so that would be a change of pace for me. I am making an educated guess that I wouldn’t have as much time for blogging. The work doesn’t seem that exciting to me, but like I said it would be a step up. I have only been at my current position for the past six months and am pretty comfortable. I like the people, it’s flexible and I hope that more challenging opportunities within my current department arise (not sure how likely that will be). I don’t want to job hop too frequently, as that can look negatively on my job timeline. Even if I was to get a raving review at my current position, I highly doubt even a five thousand dollar raise would be considered at my annual review. Although an extra ten thousand would be a huge help to paying off debt more quickly and comfortably. I do have a lot on my plate already to start at a new job would be another thing to add on my already long list.

As you can see I am oh so enthused about this new potential opportunity. I am flattered that this opportunity has landed itself in front of me and that my friend thought of me as a good candidate. I know I can do the job, but I am not sure if it’s smart to jump around so quickly after just starting a new position in April. Do you think I should ride along with the interview process and see what happens. If I don’t get offered anything, that’s cool I still have a job I am happy with. If I do then I would have to do some more thinking. Or do you think I should call the recruiter and let them know it’s not a good time for me to pursue a new opportunity, but thank you for thinking of me. I am really grateful to be a position like this and have this “problem”, which is why I want to be thoughtful about moving forward with any decision. 

What would you do?

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Sofia is in her twenties living in the Columbus area. She enjoys travel, her pets, interacting on social media and smoothies. Being financially independent is a goal she strives for and this blog is a way to document that progress. You can find her on twitter at @slofia.
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Sofia is in her twenties living in the Columbus area. She enjoys travel, her pets, interacting on social media and smoothies. Being financially independent is a goal she strives for and this blog is a way to document that progress. You can find her on twitter at @slofia. Starting Debt: -$25,684 Current Debt: -$10,266

5 Responses to Career Advice Needed

  1. Dear Debt

    You should definitely go on the interview! You don’t have anything else lined up, or confirmed, so just think of it as practice. If you get it, and you don’t want it, you can say ‘no’. But if you say no now, you will never have the opportunity to try. I always say move in favor of more experiences!

     
  2. dojo

    I would take the job. At the end of the day you end up with more money which can be put to good work :)

     
  3. Valerie Rind

    I agree with Dear Debt. Go on the interview(s) and see what happens. You don’t have to make a decision until there’s an offer on the table. Good luck!

     
  4. Ashley @ Money Talks

    Yes, go on the interview! Never hurts to see what your options are.

     
  5. sofia

    so more on the interview front. I was asked to come in for a face to face sometime next week. Here goes nothing!

     

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