Monday, March 17, 2008

Job Offer…

I received and accepted a job offer from the Bank. I will be moving into the position within the next 30 days. I am excited and a little nervous. The job definitely did not come with the salary I was hoping for but I did receive a $12k increase which is going to help out a lot. Additionally, sometimes you need to force change in order to get your career moving in the right direction. I have been working in the same position since graduating from undergrad 8 years ago so I need something else on my resume. I got too comfortable so I am taking this position to force change on myself, to learn new skills and get more experience. I am still looking to move into a Firm position within the next 12 months so this is hopefully just a stepping stone on my way to practicing law.

16 comments:

Mr. Debtbeater said...

You know, I did the same thing in my last career move. In fact I actually took a cut, but it's paid off with a 4th straight year of significant raises that put me almost where I belong and now I love where I'm at.

New work is always exciting. (well, almost always) Enjoy it knowing that better things are on the horizon!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I'm in a similar position myself right now, although I am finally doing something to change my situation. It is REALLY easy to get comfortable.

brainy said...

Woo-hoo! Way to go! It'll be nice to see your net worth updates fast-tracking their way in the right direction! :0)

Peachy said...

Congrats!

Chitown said...

Thanks Guys!!!

I am working on the plan now to see how things will work out. At $67k, things are still going to be tight with the amount of student loan debt.

Dedicated said...

That's great news! I bet you will be practicing law with a very comfortable salary by year end.

All things are possible.

change is a good thing said...

Conratulations! Change is really hard, but this sounds like a great move for you! Very happy for you and what a nice raise to boot!

Velvet Jones said...

congratulations!

Dimples said...

YAY!! Congrats!

Ms. M&P said...

That's GREAT! Congratulations!!

Escape Brooklyn said...

Wow, that's great news! Congratulations on the new position. Heck, even cost of living increases will be a lot better on a $67k salary than a $55k. ;)

lpkitten said...

Woohoo! I wish you all the best in your new job! Congrats. :)

Sistah Ant said...

This is wonderful! We all take varied paths to practicing law. Enjoy your new gig!

Single Ma said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

This is just a stepping stone, so keep pounding the pavement. When you transition into your new position - always be alert of opportunities and network, network, network!!

But I'm sure you already know that. :-)

JW said...

Congratulations on the new job!ctpcvi

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Hey have you applied at Sidley Austin?... I understand from very reliable sources they have a great summer associate program...

Congrats again!! :-)

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