Comfort zone? Bah!
I've just applied for a finance job. Numbers scare me. Hilarity shall undoubtedly ensue.→
[More:]I'm currently a contractor, and I do mostly admin-type stuff for a Navy client. Last week, the client suggested that I apply for a groovy government job. The catch? It's finance, baby, yeah.
I know nothing about finance. I am so mathamaphobic. (Eek.) Those are pretty much the cons. Pros? I've worked with this client for over a year now, so I'm familiar with the people and the program. And the though of picking up a skillset that I could actually use outside of the DC area one day is rather appealing, too. From what I hear, qualified financial analysts are in demand, at least in the government. So if I get the gig, and take the classes I'd need to get certified, it kind of sounds like I'd spend a couple more years here and then write my own ticket.
So yeah. I applied because I figured they wouldn't have asked me if they didn't think I could do it, and because I believe these things tend to work out the way they're supposed to. If I'm not supposed to be a financial analyst, I won't get the gig.
I'm feeling like a crazy person for doing this. I've never been so blatantly unqualified for a job in my entire life. I think they're recruiting me because they know I'm not a screwup, and they figure they can teach me everything else I need to know. But we'll see what happens.
Anyway, yeah. Just thought I'd share.