I currently work for a consultant and love 50% of my job and HATE the other 50%. The 50% I hate includes slaving for hours and hours for BIG Development. Not that I have a problem with this kind of work, it's just not for me.
I recently interviewed for a City planning position and received a job offer this morning. While the salary is lower than what I make now, it is still reasonable (money is not everything ... but it's sure a nice start). However, this is not my dream job; but does that really exist for a planner with 1 year experience out of grad school in the Midwest? While it's not my dream job, it is a significant step in the right direction and would get me a lot closer to that future vision.
My question is this: Do you hold out and wait for that dream job even though it may take a year or two? or Do you take the new position and hope to get experience and knowledge that is more applicable to what you want to do long term and maybe end up loving the new work?
Cons to New Position
- Less $
- Longer Commute
Pros to New Position
- Fewer Hours (current position pays overtime)
- More relevant long-term experience
- Better benefits
Any thoughts would be helpful.