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fendergirlfendergirl 4623 replies160 threads Senior Member
and applied for a job at a new company, after 15 years at mine. It's probably a long shot, as I don't really feel qualified for it, but it looked like such an amazing position that I felt as though I had to take a chance on it. It was nerve wracking hitting submit.

I'll never understand how people can change jobs so often (voluntarily!)
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  • fendergirlfendergirl 4623 replies160 threads Senior Member
    Yep, part of an advanced degree. My class this semester is kicking my @ already, and it's only been a week. Ugh!!!

    We shall see. I don't have any of the expertise in the field (type of company) that the job is in, and I think that might be a big thing for them, as it was a manager role... But I had most of the other things, so I figured I'd try for it. Can't hurt.
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  • collage1collage1 1883 replies73 threads Senior Member
    Way to go! Good luck!
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  • showmom858showmom858 3013 replies16 threads Senior Member
    @fendergirl - good for you! I wish you luck.
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  • katliamomkatliamom 13000 replies169 threads Senior Member
    YES! It's healthy to try new things and broaden your horizons. Keeps Alzheimer's at bay, and your resume sharp. Good luck. And congratulations on that first step - hitting the submit button. If there is a next time, it will be much easier!
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  • doschicosdoschicos 22957 replies240 threads Senior Member
    Most job postings list the traits of the "ideal" candidate. Many positions are filled with hires that don't meet all the criteria.

    Kudos for taking the step of submitting your resume!
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  • VaBluebirdVaBluebird 3428 replies243 threads Senior Member
    Good luck!!
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  • hrh19hrh19 867 replies1 threads Member
    Good luck to you, fendergirl!!
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  • jym626jym626 56617 replies2968 threads Senior Member
    Fingers and toes crossed!!! Good luck!
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  • conmamaconmama 4634 replies334 threads Senior Member
    Good luck! Kudos to you!
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  • HarrietMWelschHarrietMWelsch 2606 replies32 threads Senior Member
    Good luck!
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  • PublisherPublisher 9628 replies121 threads Senior Member
    It's not crazy to apply for a position at a different company after 15 years at your current company. One possible benefit is that it might make you realize how good you have it with your current employer.

    As for those who change jobs many timers, it is often due to the financials of their current and past employers. Shockingly true for engineers who frequently experience lay-offs & closures due to economic reasons.
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  • NhatrangNhatrang 559 replies1 threads Member
    Good for you to try to get out of your comfort zone @fendergirl . Good luck to you, keep us posted.
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  • fendergirlfendergirl 4623 replies160 threads Senior Member
    edited January 25
    I didn 't get the job. (Nor an Interview). :(

    Better luck next time, I suppose.
    edited January 25
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  • colorado_momcolorado_mom 9260 replies83 threads Senior Member
    Now that there are no longer the retirement plans of the past, there is probably little down side to moving to a different employer. Good Luck!
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  • PublisherPublisher 9628 replies121 threads Senior Member
    @fendergirl:

    OP: There are certain professions where changing employers is commonplace. Often these switches involve very substantial pay increases.

    Common in the tech/CS sector as well as with respect to biglaw firms & with respect to accounting firms.
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