Now that I have passed the NAVLE, I can finally stop worrying about that and move onto the next step of this long process. Now I need to find and secure a job. While there are many different jobs available and many postings all over the internet, figuring out where I’d like to go is a very daunting idea.
While working with external practices, I’ve seen many different types of practices and team dynamics. Some that I really love and others that I know would not be a good fit for me. For each of my interviews, I’ve always inquired about how certain procedures are done and what their viewpoints are as a practice on certain subjects.
Ultimately I’m looking for the right fit. The most difficult thing is knowing what the right fit is. How do I know if I will like the area? Will I be comfortable there? How will working with these new people be? Will I actually be happy doing the job? Right now there are so many different thoughts flowing through my head that I don’t really know how to keep everything straight.
The only way to know for sure is to try and make the best decision and then try it out. If things don’t work out or aren’t going as well as expected, I’ll only be on a one year deal and can move on to something better once that is over. Plus with one year of experience, it will be much easier for me to get the job that I ideally wanted in the next round of applications. On the other hand, maybe I will love my job and plan to stay for a while. In a few short months, I will know and all my questions and thoughts will finally be answered.