Please give me some job advice

posted 1 year ago in Career
Post # 2
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Helper bee

Are either of these positions what you want to be doing with a long term career or are they both just stop-gaps? If the latter I would take the $24/hr job and continue to network and job hunt during the 4 months of your contract to look for a more permanent position. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I agree with sable. Take the $24/hr job and continue looking for other jobs and networking. Ideally save some money if you can while working it so you have a cushion in case they don’t extend your contract and you don’t find a job right away. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I’m actually leaning toward advising you take the $15/hr role because it’s permanent. $24/hr would be nice for four months but then you may find yourself unemployed again. Also, you can still job hunt while you’re at the $15/hr job. Are either of the jobs going to advance your career? I read a thread you started about 9 months ago where you said you had no real direction in your career. Has that changed?

Do you see any way either of those jobs could help you make connections or gain experience that you could then parlay in to something more rewarding long term? 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

what kind of benefit ( health care etc) do each other of them offer?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

chrissybee :  Are you still on your parents insurance (under 26?)

I went through a few LONG months of job searching, so I get it. In my opinion, knowing what little we do about the two jobs, I would take the higher paying on. Four more months of job searching while having a good job (assuming the company looks reputable on paper) should land you another one after. Have you asked the 4 month job if there’s possibility of extension? Or full-time hire?

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Oneinamillion brought up a great point. Having employer-sponsored health insurance is a great benefit. Are you in the US? If you are and you don’t have another source of health insurance, you may be saving a whole lot more than $9 an hour with an employer health plan as opposed to Obamacare or private insurance. 

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