Executive assistant living in the Chicago area going on 6 years. I worked for a consulting firm for 5 years and was fired Oct '19 for being the wrong fit for a partner. A month later landed on my feet supporting executives at a financial firm. I was laid off this week due to Covid.
While I am not alone in feeling financially stressed or stressed over the layoff, I am feeling particularly down that I only had the job for under 7 months - and I'm the "bread winner."
Any tips for keeping positive? Or just muscle through it?
I'm looking for some advice from someone who has held one of these positions. What has been your experience working in these roles: is there a low barrier to entry, is there a good balance of challenge in the work, and are there opportunities for growth?
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I am searching of a UI/UX Design role
I am an entry level UI/UX Designer currently interning without pay. I have two years experience and would like to join a team that challenges me and also pays m for my work.
My strengths are
Conducting user research
Deriving insights for a user centric approach to design
Clean user experience.
Wireframing and prototyping
I am a Philomath and enjoy learning new things. I possess a growth mindset that allows m give and receive constructive feedback.
I am open to entry level or Junior design roles.
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If I work a job that pays both salary and commission in CA and I resign before the regular commission payout date, will I receive the commission?
I’m receiving an offer for another role, but the quarterly commission for my current role is due to payout later this month. Should I wait for the payout before putting in notice? I’d really love to have a week or two off before starting the new job but I don’t want to miss out on the money if I can avoid it. What are the laws here?
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I am in need of Product Owner role in a Technology company.
As a seasoned and highly accomplished product enthusiast with extensive experience in the Fintech industry, I am confident in my ability to excel in the role of Product Owner. Throughout my career at Interswitch Group, I have consistently demonstrated a proven track record of success in driving business growth, optimizing operational efficiency, and delivering innovative solutions in agile environments. My strategic thinking, problem-solving skills, and strong analytical abilities allow me to translate complex business problems into actionable plans that exceed client expectations and achieve exceptional results.
One of my core strengths lies in my ability to set the direction for Product Management and Ownership within a business line or division. I am involved in decision making to influence the outcome of long-term strategic plans in a complex and unpredictable environment. As a servant leader, I pride myself and measure my success by my ability to empower teammates with the means and authority to make informed decisions about best working approaches to insights and planning activities. I empower them with the right tools to succeed in their roles which directly contribute to the overall success of the organization. Furthermore, I ensure that the proposed solutions align with the organizational strategy and vision, ensuring a cohesive and impactful approach to Product development.
Business process improvement is another area where I excel. I possess the skill and experience to set the direction within a program or enterprise, identifying opportunities to perform business activities in alternative ways. One of my favourite taglines is “getting it right the first time”. And I achieve this through effective leadership, creativity and innovation. I guide the operationalisation of the delivery process to improve efficiency and enhance business outcomes. I have a keen ability to enable others to recognize the potential for change in potentially ambiguous and complex settings, fostering a culture of continuous improvement. Moreover, I oversee the implementation of proposed improvements, ensuring that the organization benefits from enhanced processes and streamlined operations.
In addition, I possess expertise in requirements definition and management. As a certified Product Manager, I am adept at directing the approach to requirements management, enabling others to select and apply appropriate life cycle methods. I also have the capacity to influence the prioritization of complex requirement sets, enabling both long-term strategic decision-making and short-term tactical fixes for business continuity. By aligning the proposed solutions with the organizational strategy and vision, I ensure that the requirements are met within the estimated timeline.
Throughout my career, I have consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a drive to deliver outstanding results. I am passionate about leveraging my expertise and skills to contribute to the success of this organisation, making a meaningful impact on its growth and development. As a product enthusiast, I will bring my wealth of knowledge, my ability to drive innovation, and my strong leadership skills to guide teams towards success.
In conclusion, as a highly experienced and accomplished product specialist, I possess the skills, expertise, and determination to set the direction for quality assurance insights and planning strategy, drive business process improvement, and ensure effective requirements definition and management. My ability to excel in an evolving, complex, and unpredictable environment, combined with my commitment to exceeding client expectations and achieving exceptional results, makes me an ideal candidate for this role. I am ready to bring my expertise and make a significant impact on your organization's strategic growth and success.
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Real Estate Internship
I am a college student, and I am looking for a real estate internship. I have the passion to learn more about the industry. I am majoring in engineering, but I think it will be great to explore both avenues. I love engineering, but I also think I need to dive deep into it since I am very passionate about real estate. I would appreciate it if anyone could direct me to any real estate internships or connect me with others who know about them.
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It's been 9 months since I was laid off from my job.
I had worked for my last employer for about a year (after being unemployed for 2 years due to pandemic layoffs). I don't lack experience, I have about 15 years in my industry. Now I'm back in the unemployment cycle - I've been looking and applying for jobs, had some "networking" chats, and only 2 interviews. To keep busy I've been doing some volunteer work and teaching music part-time, which doesn't pay the bills but gives me some spending money.
At this point, I don't know how much longer my job search will take or what I should do. Applying to jobs in my field has resulted in no responses. Applying to jobs outside my field has resulted in no responses. Applying to jobs above my previous role has resulted in rejection emails that I don't have the experience the employer wants in a candidate. Applying for jobs below my previous role has resulted in no responses. I've spoken with career coaches and people who are working, and I'm told to keep trying. I'm fortunate to have the time now to practice my musicianship as it gives me something to do, but at some point, I need to start earning money again and soon.