My old department ( from 9 years ago) wants me to join them again… i am mulling over whether i want to return.
April 13,2022 at 4:56PM UTC
It's tough because i really liked the team!
My current situation is I am unemployed since July 2021. My last role in the same organization - different department - wasn’t a good fit. Unfortunately i tried to make it work for clise to 3 years and that situation slowly undermined my trust in myself and skills.
( lack of role clarity, micromanaging manager which made me feel without control on how i was progressing on projects + several team conflicts that i mediated in my role as operations leader in that role were some of the factors that caused me immense stress)
In hindsight, I can see that I learned a lot from this experience.l work hard to keeping a positive growth mindset while approaching next roles.
Since Aug 2021, I had some several interviews (10+) as well as numerous informational meetings to find my next path.
I've used this time to volunteer helping a nonprofit with people with disabilities, plus read a slew of books like Essentialism by Mckeown and authors like Brene Brown, Kristin Neff etc
Unfortunately I’ve had yet to secure an offer despite several interview rounds.
i am a verbal processor and tend to over talk, in particular when nervous.
I keep practicing my interview skills with a mentor.
Long way around the barn to say that I am contemplating going back to that old role, which would be a bit different since they are asking me to rebuild the program I used to manage.
I have made lists to help me decide, checked in with my values, journal a bit about it.
Concerning the role that I held 9 years ago...I understand that the department has changed and while the leadership is similar, the team in that dept. is different and probably not match my memories.
I am a tad overqualified for this role, and the item that sticks the most is that salary will not be very high - they have already alluded to this. Although we didn't discuss actual numbers.
The leadership asked me if this wouldn't feel like taking 'a step back'
I liked certain aspects of that role and did it really well.
I think strong supportive relationships is important in the workplace and I would have that there.
I typed this to help me process and trust this community's support.
Anyone been in my situation in their career?
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4 Steps to Self-Leadership
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This is an example of a job that I recently applied for.