May 22, 2008

Job Jitters

You know, the prospect of starting a new job is both exciting and terrifying.

It's exciting because one of my goals for the last five years or so has been to work in a writing/editing capacity at the Mayo Clinic. As you can imagine, such opportunities are few and far between, and everybody with a mass communications degree within a tri-state area obviously applies to them when they're posted, so the competition is fierce. All things considered, I think I'm going to be a very good fit as a "Web Content Producer," since the job description seemed like it was written specifically for me.

On the other hand, it's terrifying, because what if I'm wrong? What if I suck? What if all my years writing technology-based articles doesn't translate over into the medical world? For the most part, I'm on the positive side of the fence, and I think I'll be great. But, man, lingering doubts just suck, and they keep me from truly enjoying the prospects of an increased salary, great benefits, and just the general excitement inherent in starting a new adventure.

All I know is, June 2 is sure coming up fast.

Posted by Ryan at May 22, 2008 12:26 PM | TrackBack

It's alot like the first day of school isn't it?? Have you had your Mayo orientation where you all hold hands in a circle and sing about great mother Mayo is??

Posted by: Bob at May 23, 2008 08:26 AM

Dude, you'll be fine, don't worry, after all, everyone's already seen the dirty mushroom, it can't be any worse than that, lol!

Posted by: Donna at May 23, 2008 09:21 AM

Oh, jeez, bob, I hope you're kidding. Orientation is on the 2nd.

Donna, HA!

Posted by: Ryan at May 23, 2008 12:35 PM

Well you don't exactly sing but according to my wife and many other's I know, it's quite a gay experience.

Posted by: Bob at May 23, 2008 12:52 PM

There is no need to worry, you will do fine.
I am confident, and you should be too!

Posted by: Troy at May 27, 2008 03:15 PM

On the other hand, it's terrifying, because what if I'm wrong? What if I suck?

Would it be easier for you if I removed the suspense? 'Cause I could do that.

Posted by: Joshua at May 27, 2008 04:19 PM

Joshua's all about building confidence.

Posted by: Ryan at May 27, 2008 08:39 PM
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