Recently I applied for a job and quite honestly it was like a breath of fresh air. It didn’t feel daunting or like I needed to have a million different and diverse skills that I didn’t have in order to get it. Granted I am way overqualified for it, it still felt so good. I didn’t have any pressure on myself about it and just did it all with such ease. I applied and it was easy. My cover letter was so straightforward about who I am and what I can offer. My additional correspondence for their extra questions was heart felt and totally honest. The phone call with the two brothers who started the music school, flowed easily and felt good.
How nice it is to feel like I am the top candidate and it’s pretty much up to me if I am able to work full time and then I’ll get the job. The thing is that I don’t want to work full time away from home, away from my baby. He’s almost 16 months old and I don’t want to sacrifice what may be a short term boost and have a negative impact long term. What I really want is something truly part time where I work on it no more than 3 days a week and still get paid for a regular work week. I must have that kind of flexibility in my life to make sure that I am taking care of my emotional responsibilities and I hold that in higher esteem now than ever before.
Ideally a job in the creative arts where I am in a team and I help make a difference where we all succeed and move up, and I’m paid handsomely, that would get me going for sure. Alternatively a job where I have a dedicated team of people who I work so well with, whom I am able to really make great strides moving forward in my own business and bring in way more cash flow than if I just worked for someone else, I would take that too. Either way, it has to be part time at this stage of my life, while my husband works full time, five days a week, and I cannot compromise on this.
With all that said, it really does feel nice to have such an instant rapport and to be accepted so readily. All businesses should have processes like this in place. By creating such an honest and very branded way of communicating, it sets the tone and the culture up so nicely.