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I got a call about a resume I sent out more than a month ago. I never do understand why it takes so long for people to get back to you. But then again, I’ve never been on the hiring end. I’m sure there’s more to it than sifting through a bunch of resumes and picking people that meet the criteria and then calling them to see if they’re available. It doesn’t sound that hard, but I’m sure it’s not that easy.

I’ve gone through this process so many times now, I’m pretty hesitant about feeling hopeful that there is even a possibility of leaving my current job. Then again, I know I need to muster up some excitement because otherwise the interviewers will see I’m not excited and that will de facto exclude me from getting the job. After the initial pre-screen call from the recruiter, I wasn’t sure I was going to get an interview because my salary is already at the top of their range. So as not to weed myself out, I told the recruiter that one of the reasons I am looking to change positions is due to the lack of career growth here. If getting into an organization that has more of a career path means a lateral move, so be it. I guess that was good enough for them because today I got an email about scheduling an interview. 

I’m already on the fence about how I feel about this company. It’s a well-known service organization with a mixed customer service reputation and I’m wary of what the culture could be. I have reached out to someone I know who works there (and luckily for me a person in the communications department) to see what insight I am able to gather. Of course, there’s the fact that the pay not be much (or any) more than what I currently make. The upside is their headquarters are located here and I’ve found that where decisions are being made is the best place to be if you want to try to make a difference. But then again, this place could be so big it’s too hard to make a difference.

But, at the end of the day, I have to try. I have to put myself out there and keep working at it or I’ll languish here forever – or until they lay me off.