Dream job in wrong location

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Dream job in wrong location

Postby worldtraveler » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:16 am

I got the summer offer of my dreams today. However, it's in a location I really don't want to be in. It's with an international, awesome NGO that I really want to work with. I'm also assigned to a project that is very closely related to what I want to do when I finish.
One big problem: The NGO has 3 main offices, and I'm assigned to the one I don't want. I put it as my last choice, and it's the only one they want me to work at. It completely makes sense, given that my language ability/background make me the best candidate for that one. However, I want to get away from working there. I don't want my resume to pigeonhole me, and this job is basically screaming "I want to work in xxxxx" upon graduation.
Any opinions on whether I should take it? Getting the offer transferred to another office is probably impossible at this point, and I think I'm going to kick myself if I pass it up.

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Re: Dream job in wrong location

Postby Younger Abstention » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:37 pm

Why don't you suck it up, it's just for a summer.

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Re: Dream job in wrong location

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:13 pm

Younger Abstention wrote:Why don't you suck it up, it's just for a summer.

This. Do the summer, impress people, build a good name within the org so you can apply to the offices you do want later.


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Re: Dream job in wrong location

Postby rose711 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:36 pm

I think that a dream job in the wrong location is a much better proposition for a summer than the wrong job in a dream location. Could be wrong - but how many dream jobs are out there? Take this one and go for it.

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