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2018 Goals: New Job

Saturday, January 27, 2018

I realized I have not put my blog together on my biggest change that I am working on this year and that is a change in job. This is probably the most needed and the hardest one for me. Let me start with I love what I do but it has become more and more of a struggle. The job has morphed into more about the risks of what can go wrong and less about making a difference in the world. Also, I work for individuals who are not managers, not good at motivating and supporting their employees. Last December, I hit my 10 year anniversary with the organization and my boss has never acknowledged that because why/how would she know that (her words to me)..... It is just frustrating.

The first step of this job search is to determine what is next. What do I want to do? Where do I want to work - location, agency, etc? What fuels my passion and brings me energy? How do I want to end my career? Which is really a new thought for me but something that is worth looking at as I move forward because perhaps the final question can be answered by simply staying where I am now and riding it out for the next few years. Not horrid but needs to be a decision not just being lazy.

So, I found a job that really interested me for an agency that would be a little bit of a stretch for me as far as that passion connection. I sent in my resume and had a great phone interview. Now, to clarify the great part of the interview was that I realized what my reputation is in this very tightnit industry. AND it is not real, it is not what I do, and it is not what I want to do. Fascinating! The other part was that although I knew I wasn't going to get the job, they respected me and appreciated my skills enough that they wanted to talk about another job. I interviewed in person for that job this past week. It is not a job that I am excited about but it was a great interview (and I need practice). Again, not for the fact I will be getting the job (I would be shocked if they asked me to move to the next round) but because of what one of the folks I interviewed with said. I asked why they liked working there and she said because she knows they are going to change the world and she wants to be there when it happens.

That is what I want and why I moved to this industry. I want to work somewhere that is going to change the world and I want to be there when it happens.

It is that simple and that huge! Now I need to work on planning how and where and what change in the world I want to participate in next. (What I do right now has changed the face of fundraising but that is another blog!)
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  • NTHASA
    Your purposefulness, understanding and acceptance of yourself became the very impetus I needed in life.
    350 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/11/2019 11:01:44 AM
  • NTHASA
    Your purposefulness, understanding and acceptance of yourself became the very impetus I needed in life. A few weeks ago, I also decided to change jobs and turned to https://craftresumes.com/nurse-resu
    me/ to compose a terrific essay because I felt that my current work only pulls all my energy out of me. So far, these are the first steps towards a new lifestyle, but they have already been taken.
    350 days ago
  • NTHASA
    Your purposefulness, understanding and acceptance of yourself became the very impetus I needed in life. A few weeks ago, I also decided to change jobs and turned to https://craftresumes.com/nurse-resu
    me/ to compose a terrific essay because I felt that my current work only pulls all my energy out of me. So far, these are the first steps towards a new lifestyle, but they have already been taken.
    350 days ago
  • ERICALEAHA
    Good luck on finding where you are meant to be. Great blog. emoticon emoticon
    727 days ago
  • GOLFGMA
    You have thought this out and realized you want to make the change and have put yourself forward with the first interview. Great that you have begun what could be the best part of your life. We wish you success in finding the job most suited to your passion to make a difference! emoticon emoticon
    729 days ago
  • DMILLER33
    Very well written!! Sometimes it is very hard to find your passion. Sounds like you have. Good luck on finding the perfect spot.
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    730 days ago
  • GETULLY
    Knowing what you want is half the battle. I thought I could ride out until 'real' retirment in a job where I was good at what I did but found that the supervisory levels were not concerned with staff doing a good job buy only with how well they brown-nosed, which I constitutionally cannot do. So I was out to door. Fortunately Dearly Beloved and I lived below our means long enough that I did not have to find another job and can volunteer at the Historical Village, which was always a pipe dream for me.

    I wish you all the luck in the world moving to a better place.
    730 days ago
  • NANCYPAULINE
    Wonderful idea, someone who still wants to change the world! I love it! It's inspiring to know that you're still engaged and not burned out, especially as an experienced worker in a long career. I hope you find the niche that fuels your passion. emoticon
    730 days ago
  • SABLENESS
    Wishing you the best in your quest. My current job was an unexpected development, a big change from where I started out, and not something I set out to do. That said, I’ve learned new skills, met new people, and appreciate my department. Good luck! emoticon
    730 days ago
  • WENDYBEGLEY73
    You sound like you know what you want and that will lead you on. Good luck on your journey.
    730 days ago
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