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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Contemplating a job change in 2009

There's something about the New Year that always makes me want to start looking for a new job. I don't know, I guess I just always think that the new year is about making new changes and tackling new challenges, and what's a bigger change than a whole new job, right?? But I'm scared!

I have kind of a history of changing jobs. I get bored easily, and I always want to move on to bigger and better things. Every one of my jobs has been a step up, so it's not a bad thing. I've been in my current job, a Paralegal for a Social Security/Disability law firm, for almost 2 years now. I hate it! I started out liking it, but things got really stressful really quick, and I ended up taking on too much and (literally) almost had a nervous breakdown. I ended up having to take a pay cut and a less responsible position in the firm in order to keep my sanity. And now I'm just bored.

I've been looking around on Craigslist and found a job that I think I would be really great at. It combines all my skills and background, it's close to where I work now, and it's in my salary range. But I can't get over my fear of actually putting my resume out there and applying! I've gotten comfy in my job -- I know I can go to work wearing jeans and sneakers without having to look nice at all. I know that if I need to take a day off because of the kids of for the holiday's, no one would really care much. This job I'm interested in is much more 'responsible' and I don't know if I would have those luxuries. And what happens if I actually have to dress up every day?? ugghhh..!!!!

I guess it doesn't hurt to email my resume and see what happens. I just hate interviewing! I'm actually great at interviews, but they're so nerve wracking!

I'll keep everyone posted -- wish me luck :-)


sandy said...

Good Luck! I am actually considering going back to work this year. I've been staying home with my kids since Sept. 2007. Although I really love being home, I think I may have to return due to financial need. It's scary, to start over. I'm nervous too!

Bloggymommy said...

Good luck! My hubs is the same way! He's been at the same two jobs for 11 years and he is so incredibly smart he's just scared of change! Go for it! Just see what happens. You might actually be happier at the new place. You never know until you try!