I feel like such a whiner to even post this, given today's economic situation, but if you can offer any advice, I would so appreciate it. I have a great job...won't go into boring details but it really is great (lots of autonomy, work with nice people, good pay, diverse projects to work on, I have it mastered, I get positive feedback from my customers, etc.) I am always trying to grow and challenge myself and have applied for a much higher position and I think they are going to offer it to me. It is much more pay but also more responsibility. Here is my dilemma....can I do it? It is a governmental job and to be honest I see people in powerful positions and/or large salaries that seem quite lacking which makes me think "if they can do it, so can I" (but I have high expectations of myself so am no slacker....I would try my best to do a great job). I have always been a person that takes on challenges. I guess I am wondering if I stay with what I know and do well or go to the next level? I think I have most of the skills to do the new job and I keep telling myself that if they offer it to me they must have confidence I can do it so I should to. Oh, and I was completely honest in the two interviews...I did not over sell or exaggerate. Lastly, I worry that if I don't like it or feel I am in over my head, I am doomed because I would not be able to go back to my old job and jobs are very slim right now. Thoughts?