Sometimes, things aren’t what they seem.
When I took my job in October, I was excited to do big things and make big strides in the industry. I saw tremendous potential in the company I was joining and in myself.
About a month ago, I realized that all the potential I felt for myself was not matched by the potential I’d hoped the company had. Over the recent weeks, I began to feel stifled, stunted and flat out disrespected. It was a daily occurrence, and it hurt me a lot more than I’d care to admit.
A couple of weeks ago I realized enough was enough.
Last week I started sending out resumes.
This week I started taking phone interviews with recruiters and various companies in the industry.
Today I left my job to focus on finding the right one.
I won’t call this “FUNemployment” after the weekend (except for when Anna is here in a couple of weeks), but I’m glad to have the time off and the time to really focus on finding the right match in terms of a job,
A recruiter I spoke with today made this perfect analogy: “Interviewing is like dating. You bring your A-game, everyone sees the best side of you and you all get along. When you get into a relationship, you let things slip and show the real you. That’s when you decide how much you like the other person.”
While I thought this job was perfect for me, and they thought I was the perfect addition for the team — it wasn’t the right fit. So now, I move on and find the right fit.
So here’s to FUNemployment. And a lot more midday runs.