|Job Search Angst--may be teal deer.
||[Jul. 21st, 2010|12:42 pm]
The Question Club
I've been trying (not that hard, but trying) to score a new job for a long time. I have a dream organization that I want to work for, and for which I believe I'm a great match. Over the past six years or so, I've probably applied for five distinct jobs there, and more recently, networking with folks who work there. They've finally started noticing me, but have yet to offer me a job.|
I'm also looking to transition to a new type of work. My skills are readily transferable, but most of the jobs I've applied for look a little different from what I've been doing for the last few years. However, my latest application was for a job that is basically a more advanced version of what I've been doing for the last five years. I am, on paper at the very least, a great fit for it.
However, since I applied for that gig a couple of weeks ago, another position has opened. This one is less similar on the surface to what I do now, but is probably a better job. So my questions are:
1) Should I apply again, meaning that I'll have two applications in at the same time?
2) Do you think it'll hurt my chances if I'm in the pool simultaneously for two distinct gigs, submitting resumes with distinct areas of emphasis? The crucial facts are all basically the same, but the things I've chosen to highlight are different.