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Old 06-19-2019, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by eastdallasmom View Post
I have found in my life that the timing is rarely perfect for any big change. If you are an accountant/CPA, I would think the position is one where this should not be a huge deal as long as you give them a heads up about your travel commitment (as others have suggested) after you get into the interview process. I did that for a prior job without any problems, and this was as a young attorney at a big law firm where the culture was not exactly welcoming to taking a ton of time off. I do also understand wanting to perform at a high level in the beginning, but don't think this one thing that you plan to tell them about in advance should prevent you from doing well.

As for the other stuff, it does sound like maybe you are trying to talk yourself out of this a bit. If it were me I would get more information from the recruiter and see how things progress before counting myself out on a promising opportunity. If you do get the job, you'd want to make sure you are in a position to make a good first impression, but none of the problems that you described seem insurmountable?

This is how I'm feeling too. If not now, then when? I will always come up with a reason to not leave and stay where I'm comfortable, but I know I don't want to be in the same position forever.

The past year or two I seem to keep coming up with reasons to stay. So maybe now is the time to really push myself. Thanks for the advice, getting more info about the position/company today, so that should help sway things one way or the other.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:30 AM
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You are definitely putting way to much pressure on yourself. Those are very small things in the scheme of life. Start the process and see what happens. You may not even be interested as you start interviewing with the company. Or it may be the perfect job and you know you can make it work.
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