In a moment of desperation, I applied to as many jobs as possible. I feel like I sound like a brat, but of course, I only hear back from the one that I don’t really want. I interviewed today, heard back today, and need to let them know by tomorrow. It’s a lot in a short amount of time, too, which I find overwhelming. It would give me good experience, however, again, I feel like I sound like a brat, it pays well below what I expected to receive, especially with a master’s degree. I know beggars can’t be choosers, but I feel like there are some limits.
I’m still waiting to hear back from other positions that I interviewed at and have another one coming up next week. I also applied to a handful of jobs that I’m actually really excited for (and pay much better) this past weekend. If I had all the money in the world, I know what my decision would be, but when you need to pay rent and pay back student loans, I feel like you have to look at jobs differently.
If you were ever in this situation, what did you do?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Problems.
EDIT: The people were nice, the job was ok, but I think you should be allowed to be picky, in a professional way. The interview is in a sense a way to interview the office as well (That’s my belief). You need to think about your own needs first instead of thinking about only being polite. Wow, I feel like I’m giving myself a pep talk. I wish I read “Lean In” earlier since it’s been sitting on my floor all year!!!