In November I will have spent a year at my current job, and it's been a year too long.
Sometimes I feel kind of bad because the reality is I've had more than a handful of jobs since I've graduated from college. In some cases I moved up or tried furthering a career path and it either just wore me out too fast, or was just not a good situation for me and I would move on. I'm afraid now that I've been looking for a while for something else, that people are taking my inability to stay in a job for more than a year as something bad.
I don't necessarily see it as that. I've learned a lot from all those jobs. I consider myself versatile, dependable and self motivating. In all the jobs I've had since college, I've called off once, I help where help is needed and the customers (most of them) are my best friends.
Last week two job prospects in the field that I ideally would like a lifelong career in (child and family services/child care services/education) popped up. I hate getting so excited about them, but I'm so well qualified for both of them, I can't help but think my chances of nailing at least one of them is really good.
I touched up my resume and perfected cover letters and now I'm just hoping. Hoping and praying that I can get an interview for each of these positions, and hopefully be offered a position. The waiting game is what is killing me. One of the jobs is accepting resumes until this Friday, so I have to wait until at least next Monday before they start calling and scheduling interviews and the other one didn't have a deadline...so who knows???
All I want is a job where I'm not surrounded by negativity, backwards business management and something that I can call a career. Something where I'll be happy for the next 40 years.
That's not too much to ask for, is it??
Tell me, how long have you been with your current job and are you happy with it??
I'm linking up today with the fabulous Shawn and IA for their weekly Talk To Us Tuesday event. No rules and no guidelines, just a chance to make some new friends! Enjoy!