I am on a journey to finding a new place of employment.
February 24,2021 at 9:16PM UTC
I am an LPC-A, so not at the top of the power pyramid in the mental health world. However I have grown a lot in my self-worth and being assertive. As I apply for jobs I am finding myself so frustrated with pay. Employers keep saying "but this is competitive pay," as a means to justify low wages. And I just want to say that just because it's "competitive" does not mean it's a liveable wage. What's common does not mean that it's fair.
As a woman in an industry where we are in full supply and men are still in demand because of scarcity, we need to take care of each other. It's been tough but I won't give up because self-betrayal (accepting less than what I know I'm worth) feels worse than not being able to pay rent.
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After I cut ties with my former employer, I closed out that role on LinkedIn.
I'm finding that the interest I received previously especially from recruiters has vanished. Did I mistake and should I have kept that role listed until I found a new position? If so, is there anything I can do in the interim to pickup traffic again to my profile?
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This may seem silly but here goes .
. I want to go back to college and finish my degree.... And change career paths..... I just don't know where to start or what the best program may be .... It's so overwhelming to look online.... Help!! ?
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How do you find your strengths and what you are good at?
I can do a lot of things, but I don't feel like I can master anything. What can I do to find my strengths to know what career I should pursue?
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Toxic Work Environments:
I see so many conversations on here about toxic work environments. People discussing what is vs isn't toxic and the like. I would love to have a post dedicated to that topic. What is YOUR definition of a toxic workplace? What are some of the toxic behaviors you have dealt with that encouraged/forced you to leave OR how you handled it to make the situation better?
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I have a moral quandary I'd love some insight on. I spent all fall legally breaking my company into entities. Recently, my small company divested of one of those entities, and that entity wants me to come work for them. There is nothing against it in the inter-company agreement. I feel a great loyalty to my boss, but don't have much confidence in Senior Leadership and this new offer is infinitely more fun (although along the same lines) as my current job. So, we'd haveto handle the transition carefully so as not to damage relationships. What would you do? Are there any other factors I'm omitting to consider? Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and expertise.
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I've been invited for a second interview and am so excited!
I love the company and what they do, and I have all the skills and experience they are asking for. How can I avoid my enthusiasm being perceived as too confident, arrogant, or pushy?