When it rains....
September 30, 2013 6:25 PM Subscribe
I am not looking for a new job but I got a call from a recruiter. It would be the perfect opportunity if I didn't already have an almost perfect job.
posted by Tandem Affinity to work & money (16 answers total)
I like almost every aspect of my current job A LOT. My position is giving me lots of opportunities to expand my career, too. Even the sucky days are usually learning opportunities. I am involved and inspired almost every day. It's great!
I recently got a call from a recruiter with a job posting that fits my skill set like a glove. Compensation sounds good too, and the commute would be a big improvement (over the only bad part of my current job...a gross commute). I understand that an onpaper description is one thing and that I would need to do some investigation and interviewing before making a decision.
But as the moment comes for me to send an updated CV and put myself officially in the running, my feet are getting colder and colder. What do I gain from this? I have big qualms about interrupting my current tract. I would so much rather stay where I am, because I am happy enough, than even investigate a place that could be 'better' but might be worse. I know I will reach a day in the future where I do want to look elsewhere, but I am on a good run now, and would love to finish my current project; it would be the biggest thing I could 'boast' about on my CV so far. What 'danger' am I putting myself in, since this is all taking place in Boston biotech, where a lot of people know a lot of other people? What would you do? Is there a right way to handle this?