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I am having a horrible time finding the "right" job. I am currently building a house where we want to live, and I've found a great company, but they have nothing that is in line with the work I want to do. On the other hand, I can find the job I want if I move (alone and divorced if I try that), My dilema is - Do I go to the good company and work from within trying to either create the job I want, or move into one, or do I wait, keep looking until the right job / company combination comes along?

juliahhavener's picture

I took the job I currently have thinking it would get me through while I finished school.

I learned that I'm not too bad at what I do, I enjoy the management aspect a great deal, and I want to do MORE. I'm now looking at moving up within my company. I've changed schools and majors. And I'm looking FORWARD through what my next job can offer me into the NEXT step.

I think the perfect job is the one that you enjoy and make the most of.

NorthwestPassage's picture

[quote="Derry"]Do I go to the good company and work from within trying to either create the job I want, or move into one, or do I wait, keep looking until the right job / company combination comes along?[/quote]

Believe me I feel your pain. I can only offer my personal experience and that was a combination of both of your scenarios. I stayed with a company I was relatively happy with, learned all I can and then moved on one or two years later.

I did not find a job I was really happy with until 8 years after graduation. In between then and know I have have 9 different position with 4 different companies and even made a slight detour of a second career change and came back to my original career.

Are you working now? What line of work are you in? Why is the first company "great" if they have no real work for you?

I would wait if financially feasible and look around some more.

If you have

Derry's picture

Thanks for the ideas.

I say that the company is where I want to work because they have the right mix of what I am looking for, call it "culture" if you will - I've work at two of the "greatest places to work" and discovered that I derive a lot of satisfaction from the challenges presented by a great working environment - blah blah blah - I know - but basically it's 10 hours a day - and I rather like it than hate it.

I'm leaning towards the "wait" - but that requires patience ......

Mark's picture

Derry-

I'm sorry this has taken me so long. I regret my absence.

WAIT. The true sign of adulthood is delayed gratification. There is no job worth divorce. Give it time. Stay aware of the job and market in your area, and create and maintain relationships. One thing will lead to another, all while loving the culture you're in.

Again, my apologies.

Mark