Author Topic: Apply for the job?  (Read 509 times)

Maya

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Apply for the job?
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:10:08 PM »
I'm on a 2 year contract which is up in September with an extension to November. This should get me EI if my contract isn't renewed. Pay is good and super close to home (MAJOR consideration for me). I like the work and the flexibility as I work 4 days a week. In government

Just saw a reposting of a job also close to home with a consulting firm that would combine all of my background and likely give me the job security I currently don't have. Also closer to what I previously did so would likely have less overall to learn but still enough.

I want to keep working for the next couple years to meet our financial goals but family isn't dependent on my salary and it would be more an ego thing to be out of work before I'm ready to give it up.

Current employer kept my job despite being only a contract when I went on maternity leave and I'm pretty sure as long as I keep good relationships and work a job will likely eventually open up for me. Might be 6 months to a year if not continuous.

Would you apply for the other job that's likely secure and full time? Or hold out and hope something comes up. I'm just struggling with leaving my financial / career goals in the hand of someone else and wonder if seeing this job for the second time is a sign to take control. But also Worried about burning bridges. Today was my first day back from a year maternity leave.

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Re: Apply for the job?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 08:53:34 PM »
Apply.  If it isn't the right fit you can always decline an offer.  If you don't apply you won't have a choice to consider.

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Re: Apply for the job?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 09:02:50 PM »
Burning bridges is more dependent on how you leave, not that you’re leaving. In fact, sometimes leaving can increase your negotiating position - if they want you back they’ll know what you are looking for to say yes.  Apply - it creates options for you. Options are never bad.