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I didn't get the job at Ecology -- no surprise, after this long without hearing from them, but it was nice to at least get a bit of closure. Now I have to figure out my next steps, in an area where the problem seems to be the job market rather than me. And, okay, the other 'problem' is that I'd like more money than I'm currently making if I have to work more hours. Lots of people'd be willing to employ me full time (6 more hours per week) for slightly less money than I make now. And of course the hell of it is that maybe that's a good idea if I could use it as a stepping stone, but that's a large gamble, and I'm not good at 'stepping stone' jobs -- I've been in this one ten years. I'm afraid I'm a creature of inertia.

It does make me think of work/life balance, and how really, I'd be happiest working a half-time job and filling the rest of the time with freelance design, art, and music (personal improvement, but also giving lessons). I just can't quite figure how to make the first bit -- the part time bit -- work, since it'd have to include healthcare and preferably the mortgage. Hmph.

I have a few portfolio/resume improvement ideas, I just need to figure out which of them are worthwhile and point me in the right direction. I can call the boss of the job I just failed to get and ask for an informational interview, which might give me a better idea of what I need to bone up on. 

Date: 2017-08-08 12:18 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] pyoor_excuse
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I'm sorry that the job didn't pan out for you - that really sucks. And yeah, finding a job that works for your desired work/life balance can be a complete pain in the arse. The only reason I can get away with my lazy ass being half-time is 'cos Kathryn's job has good health insurance...

Hopefully that informational interview will get you some more info - and you can work out a good forward plan :)

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