I am a older female and I have worked since I was 15. At times working 2 jobs and going to school. I never finished college, but did graduate from 2 tech schools, one for business and one for hospitality.
For the past 20 years, I worked for myself, wearing many hats. I am a artist and crafter and sold my things on my websites I had built, art fairs, social media, etc. While also doing some Virtual Assistant work and Customer Service work all from home.
Before that, I had also served in the Air Force, worked in the accounting department of a bank, worked for the airlines, retail, student loans, cable industry, etc.
Remember I said I am a older female that started working when I was 15 lol. So over 50 years of experience in a lot of different fields.
Anyway, in 2018, I decided I wanted to return to the traditional work force. It took me close to a year and a half to find my current "job". I am extremely underpaid, bored, overqualified and keep getting passed over for promotions which are given to young inexperienced people. I have been applying everywhere and if I do hear back, the pay is less then what I am currently being paid.
I am signed up with temp agencies, but they have been no help which is a surprise. In the early 90's I did a 5 year stint with the temp agencies and I was loved and got job offer after job offer from every company I was sent to. I have had my resume edited and updated by the local Women's Center. Currently doing customer service with being required to take 140+ calls a day, all for $10 an hour plus commission with no raises except through promotion. I am in the Arlington, TX area. Because of the hours I work, can't even get a part time job to supplement it. Which at my age, I shouldn't need to. By the way, I didn't do job hopping, 4 years at K'mart, 5 years at the bank, 3 years cable company, etc. With many years working more than 1 job at a time. I just want one job that I can enjoy and get paid a decent wage for the next 10 years til I retire and that I can grow and move up the company ladder.
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How to improve communications with a coworker?
I have been with a company for 2 years but with recent layoffs, moved to a different role that is very different than my last. I’m retraining with a coworker who I have known since I’ve started and been in the role around 2 months now. Lately, they have been very short on their chat messages, making comments that to me feel dismissive and inconvenient to them, especially when asking a question to confirm I am understanding the new role. I addressed my concern with them directly to move on and have a better form of communication, however they responded and looped in our manager. My goal was just to have a quick discussion since things over email can become misinterpreted easily (especially tone.) Any advice on how to 1.) continue to advocate for myself 2.) make sure this does not become a long term issue with communications 3.) how can I better ask questions without being an inconvenience with learning this new role
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Are there people who you can go to for finding jobs and help you with your resume like recruiters who are legitimate and don't cost an arm?
I've been searching for work since May this year and I just feel overwhelmed with where I should be applying vs where I actually am applying. I've worked my best on my resume but I've got no one to double check it to ensure I did it right. I followed several different "how to write your resume" books and websites that I could but... Then most wanted money. I've tried the keywords and trying to tailor what I can actually do to fit the jobs I'm applying for... are resumes okay to be 3 pages long? Are bullets better than paragraphs? It's all so confusing and I've broken down to my husband over this so often. I don't know where to turn or who I could ask for help. My husband doesn't know about how to do a resume, I asked. Every denial just makes me feel like I did something wrong with my applications.
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Not sure where to ask this?
I have updated my resume-but I already uploaded it for the resume drop. How can I change it for that event? Thank you!
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How would you respond to your coworker if she said to you as you were sitting at the front desk behind her (waiting for 4pm to come so you can help cover the phones for her AGAIN "is there someplace else for you to go work?" I responded and said "am I distracting you or something?" She responded and said "I don't like anyone in my personal space.
There are plenty of places for you to go and work at." I said "oh ok sure. See you at 4pm." Honestly, I felt like leaving for the rest of the day and not coming back. I was simply waiting for 4pm to come since I was asked by our Director to cover the phones for her for 30 minutes while she has a meeting with her. I literally cover the phones for her lunchtime EVERYDAY and she seriously has an issue with me sitting behind her at the front desk that she shares with Security. I explained to her how I was planning on staying at the desk from 2pm until 4pm until it was time for me to cover the phones so that I won't have to keep going back and forth from one department to the next. She did not say anything at that time. I really don't like working with people like that who make an issue out of nothing. This is a temporary job that I was hoping to replace and find something better with by now. How would you respond to this?
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I am 30 years old, moved this year to Spain from Brazil.
I built a career in social impact projects but I am feeling so lost right now! I get no replies from jobs and I really don't know if I want to change my life completely and do something else entirely or just going through a very weird and depressed phase.
Has anyone felt like that? Like your purpose doesn't have a purpose anymore?
Has anyone changed their career while still in need of work for a living?
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It has been 3 months that I have been in the job market.
I have a masters in Industrial Psychology and a second postgraduate degree in Project Management with Corporate Communication. I am looking to start my career in Human Resources and Organizational Development. I have been tailoring my resume based on the job requirements, writing a cover letter accordingly and highlighting skills and experiences relevant to the position. The response rate is nil, and the rejection rate is stagnant.
I am unsure what more I can do at least get an interview. What can I add to my approach to get a positive response?
I appreciate any guidance I can get. Thank you.