I’m in a predicament… a situation… that I’ve never been in before.
It’s my own fault that I got here. I have spent so much time over the last year beefing up my resume, making sure I was properly qualified for everything I applied for… and I succeeded.
I didn’t expect things to move this fast.
I’ve been applying (very early) for things back in Tampa, thinking it would take months even to get one callback. Boy was I wrong. Very wrong.
I don’t have a job offer yet… but I’ve been getting a lot of interest. And… this is what’s happened:
On Monday I applied for a job with a company that really fits what I’m looking for in my next position. They are friendly, laid back, easygoing, and the position is something that I’m really familiar with and I already know I’m good at. During the first interview, the interviewer asked if I was interviewing with anyone else. I said I wasn’t (which was truthful at the time, as I didn’t have any others scheduled). He said he’d get back with me next week. I felt like it went well… I felt like he was interested. But I continued to wait.
The very next day I got a call about another position. One that I’m equally qualified for and would be really good at also. I sailed through that one, had a second one with them today, and have a third one scheduled for next week. They are obviously moving very fast (and I was told as – such on the phone with the supervisor today).
Now the dilemma –
I told the first guy that I didn’t have any other interviews scheduled. This was true at the time, but that status has now changed. And I’m torn between whether I should send the original interviewer a followup letter just to let him know that the status has changed, or if I should just let the cards fall where they will.
Suddenly I feel like I’m being courted by two very eligible, very attractive men and I can’t decide which I should go with… the pretty dark one who has everything I’m looking for, that seems interested, but that is taking a little longer to make up his mind? Or the blond… equally attractive, is moving a little faster, but just doesn’t “click” the way the first one did…
That’s a question I never really seemed to be able to figure out properly when I was dating either… no wonder this is so hard to do.
Both positions would take me to the location that I want to be. Both are going to give me the salary requirements I need. And, remember, I’m a good fit for both… I just fit a little more snugly with the first one.
I’m happy about having decisions to make… I’m overjoyed that the response that I’ve been getting for a move that would have, otherwise, been a big gamble is working out so well. For the first time in my professional life I’m being given options. I LOVE having the options…
I guess I just need to figure out what the protocol is. I may never need it again in my dating life, but who knew that my professional life would become as complicated as my dating life used to be?