Wednesday, September 5, 2012

When to Say "No" to Your Dream Job

From the Estrin Report (August 27):

Have you ever wondered what might have happened in your life if you had chosen one road over another? I mean, what really might have happened?

I don't make a habit of writing about my own experiences but....several years ago while minding my own business (literally). I was approached by a major corporation (big players - cool $5+ billion a year in revenue) to head up their $50 million division.  I was pretty happy doing what I'm doing. I love being an entrepreneur in the legal field.  I have a successful paralegal training organization, I'm my own boss; and I really wasn't looking to change.  In fact, I subscribe to the old adage that you work 80 hours a week just so you don't have to work 40 hours a week for someone else.

So why did she say no? Read down to the closing paragraphs of this well-written and entertaining tale. There are lessons here for both interviewers and interviewees.


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