I am currently an Administrative Specialist, focusing on contracts, budgets, and creating spreadsheets (so many spreadsheets). This is not my ideal job but pays decently. I would not be able to stay afloat without this and am afraid to make too many moves during a pandemic.
In the past (2009-2016) I worked as a Technical Writer and Editor. I also edit fiction, creative non-fiction, scripts and outlines when the opportunity arises. I have helped several people in my network get published for the first time with strategic edits. I have, however, been unable to turn this into an actual career. I want to work in the writing/editing field but would have no idea how to market myself/create a portfolio as 1) the majority of the technical writing and editing I have done is on confidential documents that I cannot share. 2) I don’t know how to convey the edits I have made on creative work.
I would love any suggestions for how to expand my work in this field, better market myself, or get attention as a technical writer/editor when I have not worked in that field for several years. Any advice is welcome. I do not want to stay in the administrative field forever; I want a career where I feel a sense of purpose. Thank you all in advance.
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Doea anyone know what Jacobs engineering uk maternity policy is?
Specifically the required length of service to qualify?
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I don't know why, but I have been feeling hesitant about publishing a portfolio.
I just feel so scared in posting all of my accomplishments online where anyone can see. I've tried multiple times creating a career portfolio and I always abandon it midway. I also feel like I don't have enough accomplishments I can brag about. Any advice?
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I am not quite sure what to put this in the comments.
But at my work, they pay the males more than they pay the females, even if the females have degrees. I have three degrees. The two men that I work with get more then I do. The one that just got hired gets $2 more an hour then I do & has no experience or degrees, the other one has been there one month longer then me & is handsome & never even finished school with a very shady past & gets $3 more an hour then I do. I have also worked in this industry for over 25 years. I’m very upset about this & have already approached management about it twice. Any suggestions?
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I ran across this article on salary negotiation.
The tips come from an Indiana University professor of business law and management. I thought I would share since I've seen posts in the past asking how to negotiate.
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I have been working for a company for over 7 years.
I'm a valued worker and am excellent at what I do. I am an accounts manager and I spend a lot of time working with customers and ensuring the accounts of sales projects are correct and in scope of their contracts. However, our workplace is toxic. The salesMEN are very demanding and demeaning of their coworkers. They are non-communicative, demanding, and rude. The boss seems to be more interested in money from sales than the moral of the overall workers. I have had confrontations with a couple of these salesmen as I try to provide support to them. My boss just told me he wants me to work from home because they feel I'm am difficult to work with. I am concerned about not being able to fully complete my job tasks now as I am isolated from my co-workers. Even though me boss has provided me with computers, dual monitors, phone and a printer at my home, it feels like I'm being pushed out.
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I have a hearing in my county with the Department of Labor and the School System where I worked.
I was a clerk who was forced to resign so they wouldn’t have to pay unemployment. I appealed and now three years later, I have a hearing. Any suggestions on the best way to handle these jerks ?