Convince me not to take a job I don’t want!

Hello designers,

I'm currently having a heated internal battle and I don't know where to turn, other than to the great people of r/graphic_design I've been designing for about 7 years now and over the last year and a half got stuck in a dead end job with a ton of internal problems. I became very depressed and anxious going there every day, and on top of working full time, networking, teaching myself how to code AND applying to jobs, I burnt out very quick. After making it to the second round of interviews at 3 different jobs and not being offered one, I decided to go back to school for a 3 month web dev bootcamp so I could get into the world of web design.

It's been a month since I've graduated, and have only had 1 offer. It's at a small real estate office downtown with an easy commute, and pay is pretty good. The only problem is, I DON'T WANT IT! I'm trying to break into UI/UX and front-end web design, and this job is all print related. I really want to get away from print design, I've done it for years and it doesn't interest me as a full time role anymore.

Have any of you taken this risk on the job search (turning down a job while unemployed because you knew you'd be unhappy) and how did that turn out for you?

I know I would be unhappy doing this job, but I'm so scared that i won't get another offer for possibly months. I'm desperate to start working again, but equally desperate to finally have a job I'm proud of and that will provide me a future.

Thanks friends 🙂

submitted by /u/da_rose


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