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Monday August 15, 2005

Trying not to be paralyzed by indecision

For the first half of this year, the problem that most plagued me was the fact that job recruiters wouldn't give me the time of day. I sent out resume after resume to no avail. A couple of the gracious ones sent me e-mails essentially saying, "Thanks, but no thanks." Most, though, didn't even bother.

Now I'm in a different pickle. Several employers have expressed interest and even put offers on the table. Nice, but for someone as indecisive as me, overwhelming. What do I do? Other than shop and worry, of course.

My friends have all given me the same advice: do what's best for you. Or me, rather. That sounds good and dandy, but figuring out what the best is, exactly, is a little tough. I'm so worried that I'll make one choice and instantly regret it. I do that a lot at restaurants (Damn! Should have gotten the sesame chicken instead. Why did I pick cajun??) So I imagine that regret over a career choice is going to sting a little more.

What's a girl to do?


Good luck, Drina! I'm sure whatever you decide to do will be good for you.

Courtney on August 15, 2005 08:32 AM

Drina-diva, all I can do is wish you the best, because I'm the last guy you need to ask for career advice!

From internal exile, Monster from the Id

Monster from the Id on August 15, 2005 10:30 AM

Drina- I think you are in an enviable position, although it is a tough position for sure...I'd suggest creating a matrix of the advantages and disadvantages for each potential position...assign point values to each and then see how that turns out...That is a more "objective" way of looking at things...but you'd have to make sure you include those subjective things too like "will I get bored with my tasks", "is the pay worth it?", etc...

Best of wishes, I am sure your choice will be the right one for you.

Jake on August 15, 2005 11:10 AM

I know what your doing through, I had to work two jobs-just to make ends meet. This was the result of it

Anyways, my suggestion to you would be to find any talents that you may have any hobbies or interests and go from there. Maybe you'll come across something! Hope that helps!

Best Wishes

Lisa on August 15, 2005 03:16 PM

ready for some great bad advice?

okay this is what you should do: go buy a bottle of bubbles (like with a bubble wand, not for a bath), or a slip 'n slide, or perhaps a super soaker. Go play outside with someone for an hour. Get wet, laugh, be merry.

Then come back inside, sit down, breathe deep, and return to the ever-important decision making process

Shannon on August 16, 2005 04:08 PM

Pray also.

Rachel on August 17, 2005 07:03 PM

All great advice, though I think tomorrow I'll have my mind made up. We'll see.

Drina on August 17, 2005 07:33 PM