It's been exactly a week since I've applied for the job that is 28% more than my current salary. The depressing news is that I have yet to get a call back from that department. Now I'm beginning to doubt my chances and qualifications. It's hard for me to swallow that a follow up call was not even made. You see, it has been 5 years since I've applied for a new job, so testing the water is foreign to me. Before then, every job I applied for, I would always get a call back and even an offer. But the market has changed and is no longer the same environment as 5 years ago when it was easy and not as competitive.
But in the meantime, there is another position that caught my eye which is 15% higher than my current salary. I realize the range is not as high as the previous position but an increase is still an increase to my overall current pay. In addition, the location is a few floors up in the same building. Now I'm thinking to submit my resume for this job.