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I have been given a job offer, just then a dream job opens up for me. What should I do?

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Miguel Salamanca Bronx, NY

You have been offered to meet with a chairmen through a magnetic referral towards a career long since a part of your life goals. But you have been offered a job with smaller chances of advancing your passion. What do you do? I am meeting with the chairmen today.

28 November 2017 9 replies Interviews

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Jeanne Perdue Houston, TX

Dear Miguel:
If you get paid to do what you love to do, you will never have to work a day in your life! Go for the gold, my friend. I turned down two other jobs during the 6 weeks I was waiting to hear from Texaco research labs, back in the day when I was looking for chemistry work, and I am so glad I waited. I've been in the oil industry ever since and absolutely love what I do. Doing quality control on rice just would not have been the start to a good career. Don't be afraid to go after a job you love, because that is what will define your whole day for many years to come.
- Jeanne Perdue, Houston, TX

29 November 2017 Helpful answer

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Steve Alpert New York, NY

Passion is the fuel in the engine. To live a life worth living involves loving what you do every day. Time is our only true asset, and if you have a choice, choose to spend your time doing what it is you love to do.

29 November 2017 Helpful answer

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Miguel Salamanca Bronx, NY

Today I received a call from one perspective employer asking to meet with me Monday Dec 11. I believe it is to interview me. The chairmen of the college wants to send me to all sorts of training. Additionally he wants me to spend 20 years or more. In the phone call I did request to meet sooner with that interviewer. Folks I do have a job offer from another organization located in Brooklyn, NY. Many more good things if I get employment from the college. Closer to home, more pay and really my passion and dream job. Folks many of you have told me to go for my passion. Thoughts?

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Miguel Salamanca Bronx, NY

Today was my second interview with the VP of marketing and the Director of Admissions. It was a dynamic interview. Several questions I was ask what was my salary from my last two jobs, how old are my kids and who are they with now. These line of question didn't feel right to me. I did ask two questions on the position as it related to the interviewer comments. And I added this. "In recent events the workplace has seen many instances of inappropriate behavior, how would you handle this".? I ask them this because I see that interviewers seem to want to know a lot about me and my credentials, is this company a good potential employer. I did go back to the chairmen. Short story he wants me to be there for 20 years, will give me all the training for this position. Fast forwarding my hire. So that first offer working over 2 hours away in Brooklyn will be getting an email from me kindly declining the employment offer.

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Miguel Salamanca Bronx, NY

Thank you Jeanne. I too turned down a job as a facilitator for a company here in New York City working at Rikers Island but the second interview left me with a bad impression of what I could be getting into the shattering and interview. I talked to the interviewer for the company let her know I just wasn't going to take a job and why. So far my interviewer wants to be a mentor to me. Funny story is that years ago just after I graduated from grad school I did talk to him about the coming in instructor at the college but he turned me down and gave me good advice. Veterans is what I love and I'm here to help. I hope that they can figure out what my job title would be it sounds like it would be a military veterans recruiter. I've been researching salary requirements. I'm pretty sure I'll be happy because it is something that I've been wanting to do

Veteran

Miguel Salamanca Bronx, NY

Thank you Steve I will go with that.

Veteran

Miguel Salamanca Bronx, NY

Here is an update. The interview went well. Several questions came up. When ask what were my salary requirements I answered with I require a fair market value. Another was what exactly is the title of the position the answer given was It's a combination of two different jobs but with no specific name as of yet. This job is permanent in nature so that's good. I have a second interview tomorrow afternoon with two other people. the chairman I interviewed with wants to be my guide to this process and seems to be speeding up the hire. Thoughts?

Veteran

Miguel Salamanca Bronx, NY

Yes Colleen I think so.

Advisor

Colleen Deere New York, NY

Hi Miguel, sounds like you have some exciting opportunities. Is it possible to ask the employer who made the offer for a few days to think about the offer so you can make a thoughtful decision? That will buy you some time to evaluate the potential dream job.

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