I got a call today from a bank in Dallas wanting me to come in for an interview for a Commercial Loan Specialist position in their corp headquarters office in Addison. Addison rocks! The lady who called was just from HR so I asked her some questions I probably wouldn't have normally asked the hiring manager. The position would be a GREAT entry point into the commercial lending industry, and would offer a good career path. They're organizing a professional development program that is slated to begin in September, and upon completion would propel me upwards to probably something like a junior commercial lending officer. The stated salary range for this position tops out at about $5-7,000 below what I like to think of as my minimum salary requirement. So I tell her I'm interested in the opportunity, and I see the potential for growth, but I'm not sure that the salary would work for me. She didn't budge, but then again, she's just HR. So I told her I'd like to schedule an interview with the decision maker (hiring manager), but I needed to check with my employer about when I could get off, and I'll call her tomorrow to set it up. In comparison to the job I interviewed for last week, this one seems very boring, but it really would be a great job! So here's what I'm thinking....give me your feedback....I think I will go to the interview. The job advertisement requested 2-5 years industry experience and a BBA. I have approximately 8 years industry experience and an MBA....so I'll ask him to raise the salary $5,000. Hopefully the negotiations (if he works with me) will take a week or so, and I'll find out about the equity trading job in the meantime. Meanwhile, I have to keep sending out resumes in case neither of these work out! HA! Isn't job searching wonderful?!