I have been looking for a job in prospect research since early December when I lost my position at a small private university.
I am pretty sure I will be offered a similar position at a similar university in the south as they have called my references already. It is a remote potion and pays just a bit more than my last position, although the retirement benefits are rather bad. But the staff and my would-be boss seem great. Plus I know I could do a really good job for them. I have a second interview at a bigger university next week. I have been trying to stall with the smaller university because I wanted to see how things panned out with the bigger one. Although the bigger university is in Florida (with better pay and benefits), as much as I am open to relocating I am afraid the Florida heat will kill me. I keep in close contact with my former now retired boss at my former university, in fact, she is one of my references. A few weeks ago she said that whatever job I take now I will probably have to stay there and retire from. I agreed as I am getting up there in age, or maybe I am already there LOL as I will be 61 this year. But just today I started thinking "Do I really have to do that?" Couldn't I just take the remote position for about a year or so and then go somewhere else? As long as my skills are up-to-speed and I feel like working couldn't I look for and take another position in a state I really like if I choose to do so? I had a phone interview today with an Ivy League school and would love to be there, but I wonder if the office vibe would be too cutthroat. Sorry that I am throwing so many variable into my question well. Thank you in advance.