Declined Job Offer
Turned down high-paying entry-level role
This might seem a strange one to include, but bear with me.

Around the same time I was offered a role with Australian Red Cross, I was offered a similar role with a Managed Service Provider. It was full-time and paid much more (nearly $15k full-time-equivalent).

After the interview, I got the sense the job was tightly bound to KPI's, and staying within certain responsibilities, and that it would be at least three years to move beyond Level 1 Support. Identifying that I'd have more opportunity at a non-profit that needed to utilize every available skill, I declined.

Calculated risks lead to longer-term opportunitiesĀ