It’s for a career in a field I have little to no experience with, and I can say with certainty I took not one class in college that’s even related to this field. BUT the benefits are amazing and it’s for a renowned international organization. Not only that, but because of my past experience I’ve been told that I have a good chance of getting this job.
And the ONLY reason I got this interview to begin with is because of that old adage “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” Which is so beyond fucked up. I’ve been trying for months to even get an interview in my field of interest, which is a veritable desert of unemployment or non-paid internships.
So yeah. Pretty nervous for this interview. I NEED and WANT this job, and yet I know that if I have the good fortune of getting it I’m basically saying goodbye to my once chosen career path, and hello to working for one of those big “mean” companies.
But fuck, momma got bills to pay and a life to live that includes a regular pay check with health benefits, which my last nonprofit job did not include.