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!)