Gwen reflects on the experience of getting her first internal promotion and raise!
FIRE and Career Progression
As my 31st birthday rapidly approaches, it routinely surprises me that I have been a working adult for a decade. As I reflect over my career, I wonder what the impact of my pursuit of FIRE has had on my career. I started my career in the military as a member of the Air National Guard. I realized military culture and I were […]
Interviewing for Jobs Sucks
I think every adult in America knows the struggle. The soul-sucking, confidence draining, emotional roller coaster of a search that is interviewing for new jobs. After my last round of interviewing, I was so happy to be done with the circus of applying for new jobs. I thought, I found a really great employer with great benefits. I could see myself having […]
What’s in a Job?
2019 has been an interesting year for me job-wise. I started the year at one company, left after 6 months for another company, and am now getting seriously recruited for yet another company after only 3 months! There are a few different factors in play I’m going to talk about. DC is a Different Beast Things don’t work around here like […]
Surprise! Gwen’s Career Change
In my soon to be former job, I work closely with top leaders in the Air Force. I’ve come to realize I really miss being in the Air Force, so this seems as good a time as any to announce I’m headed back into the best branch of the United States Military! I put a lot of thought into this […]
Back in the Saddle
I am now officially a full-time employee again! In the last episode, I was struggling to figure out if I wanted to go with Entity A or B. Entity B had me back for an all-day interview, but I didn’t hear back from them fast enough to turn down the job at Entity A. It’s possible I could still hear something from […]