Reading job ads is like career counseling for me. No; no; maybe; HELL NO; that salary is laughable; you couldn't pay me enough; NO NO NO; very appealing but not full-time; NO.
This is what I've gottenso far: I don't really need a job. My nebulous,yet well-founded, fear that I should work soon or I'll never find a job? It is insufficient inducement to take just any job. I want something interesting, well-paid (reflecting both my FancyPants PhD and my years at Bicycle Company, as well as other various skills including bossing/herding groups of
On the other hand, grant management, research effectiveness, project management, and Bicycle Company management all do interest me. There are a couple openings that would be great - an hour away. And, thinking about it, I realize that I would not commute two hours a day. (I applied for it anyways. If I am not the best-qualified applicant they have, I will eat my best hat, with mustard.*)
Also, I realize that possibly, I should look into MBA/ MPM -type stuff. Because I am a big ol' bossypants.
* Look, I don't go in for false modesty; unless there's another former Bicycle Company employee around here, it's true.