I’m at a crossroad in life again. I thought I was happy with where I am at with my job & career. Apparently not because during the holidays, I started sending out job applications in response to job postings found online. I must have sent out about 30 applications and received a response from 3 of them.
The first company that responded really wasn’t interested in hiring me. He reviewed my resume, saw all my Web Development experience and then assumed that I was looking for more than $20/hr (as posted) because of my experience. In the end he said he’s looking for more of a project manager and I have a lot of development experience. He said, I should be getting paid a lot more because of my experience.
So, I kept applying. I ended up doing a phone interview with a company in Kitchener that deals with Smart Cities technology. During the interview, the interviewer said my experiences align with the company and that they would be following up some time this coming week. They asked what I was seeking in terms of compensation and I told them $50K-$60K/yr. To which the interviewer said that the company had the same figures in mind so there was no issues there. Now, I just wait for their follow-up. This job seems like a dream job minus the commute. The commute would be pretty close to 1.5 hours one way, so I might be looking for an apartment in the city if I were to get hired.
That very same day, another company called me, with a work from home opportunity doing soft sales. It seems like a very easy and rewarding job and the company paid decently as well. The starting wages is $45,000/yr base salary (about $21-23/hr), with unlimited commissions earning potential. I may consider this position, but at the end of the day, I might not even consider any future employment. I’m happy with where I am at even if I do not get hired elsewhere. I just hope something pulls through.
It’s true Mister_Children said he likes to job hop. I didn’t want to admit it, but I do the same thing. I’ve worked at over 20 companies since the late 1990’s with no signs of stopping. I do want to plan for my retirement and the current company I’m with has a matching pension plan which I don’t want to lose. However, a higher wage would warrant me changing jobs.