Post # 1
Alright bees, Not Wedding Related, I’m at a career crossroads! I’ve been “getting by” with the job I have, I don’t love it but I don’t hate it. It’s just a pointless job. Well some changes have been made and a position opened up. A really awesome position that pays double what I make now and is basically the same thing minus the boredom and unimportant-ness status. The person who holds the job now recommended me for it, and everything is telling me to go for it, but…I’m scared. Like really terrified. It’s a job with more responsibility and not really the direction I thought I wanted to go, but one I think I could/would be happy with. I decided I’m going to go for it, but at the same time I’m just very nervous. Tomorrow I’m going to be acting in the postion, its basically an audition for the position if you will and I’m so scared, any adivce or I don’t know anything?
Post # 3
Just be yourself, do the best job you can, and thank them for the opportunity! Growth is always a good thing- if you hate it, it will look GREAT on your resume (assuming you get it).
Post # 4
That is a great opportunity! It is normal to be nervous about these things, but just remember – you were recommended for this position! That means there are people who absolutely think you can do this job and do it well! You will get a pay raise and get to take on more responsibility. In my experience, more responsibility is a good thing – it allows you develop new skills, learn better time management, and gain confidence in yourself and your new abilities. You will do great! Take a few deep breaths and stop worrying! Maybe if you plan out your outfit and pack your lunch tonight, you will be able to have a calm morning and not feel panicked. Good luck 🙂
Post # 5
DO IT. You never know how it’ll work. You don’t want to be stuck. That’s the worst thing you can do =-]. Move forward!!!
Everything worth having in life is worth being scared about having. Famous last words by yours truly.
And as someone who *thought* life wanted her to go elsewhere, well, sometimes it’s funny that where we thought we shoudl be going isn’t necessarily where life ends up taking us. Go for it!
Post # 6
I’m with all the pps….GO FOR IT! 🙂 Life is an adventure, oftentimes scary, but its always worth it. I heard a quote once, and it stuck with me, although I don’t know who said it: “Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” Seems to me you’ve already achieved the great love, so this second part should be easy! Best of luck to you!
And until you figure it out…fake it ’till you make it. That’s what I had to do at my old job, because I went from customer service monkey to Executive Assistant to the VP of Int’l Licensing, Legal, Human Resources, and Global Security…and it was because of someone’s reccommendation, too. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, but I kept at it until I did.
Post # 7
go for it. if you dont like you can always quit and find another job., This will give you opportunity ro grow with the company and get some experience and of couse more moeny…we need it now especially at this crisis…so def go for it…
Post # 8
Even if you didn’t see yourself moving in that direction, think of it this way — are you in the direction you want to be in your present position? It may not be where you’ll end up forever, but it sounds like it has so many pros over where you are now. And don’t let responsibility scare you. The person who does it now obviously thinks you can handle it. You have to be quietly confident. Good luck!
Post # 9
Thanks girls! I’m on break now, so far so good. No major mishaps, still have some nerves though!