I recently got a phone call regarding an Executive Director position available for our local Chamber of Commerce. After interviewing for it this week, I’m now pondering what I should do if offered the job.
The advantages: the pay is decent for this area, it would be a great resume builder, I’m familiar with the organization and its mission, I would gain a lot of experience and meet plenty of important community leaders.
The drawbacks: won’t get to work from home anymore, plans to start my own business will be put on the back burner, and my current and ongoing projects for a locally owned magazine would have to be given up or extremely limited. I like what I’m doing right now, but a consistent income and a title like “Executive Director” is appealing long-term.
I was told they would make a decision by early next week. So, until then and IF they offer me the job…
what do you think?