Just thought I would send a note to this community.
I was made redundant at my last job working as a subject Matter Expert for a big firm in 2017.
My job was working in the Technology sector and I thought hey it would be easy in getting another job, but this is where I have been having trouble.
My first thought was, ok the area and tool I have worked out is not longer being used by companies anymore lets learn a new skill and get a certification to get me through the door.
Skill was in Cloud computing with Amazon Web Services, Solution Architect.
After getting my new found skills employment agencies started to call, but when they found I did not have the experience on the job, they started to stop calling.
Next thing I started to do was to keep attending Webinars in the subject where I could, I even started to learn about Microsoft Azure to get further skills, no luck still.
I have days since 2017, where I am saying to myself hey it could be worse keep going something will come up and others where I think I am on the right path or should I change direction as I have worked in Information Technology for 20 years.
Part way through 2018, found something called "Career Returnship" in London UK, for people who have been out of work for more than 18 months and want to return to work.
I found that the returnship jobs I apply to (even if they are not an Information Technology company), I get a response but since my technical skills are old but I have good transferable skills they have trouble in placing me.
Just wondering now what I should do, I am really driven to get a good job in Information Technology but feel like I am being side lined, due to my technical skills.
I tried some networking with former colleagues from my last work place but nothing materialised. Just want to show employers I have transferable skills and very eager to get my teeth stuck in working again, but I just do not want to start from the bottom again since I am in my late 40s.
Any suggestions would be good as I do feel a little demotivated.
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My manager, the second one I’ve had in my 2 years in this position, is leaving.
Ok, so my organization is great- great people, work-life balance, benefits, etc. However, since I’ve been there (will be 2 years in November), both of my managers i had have/are going to leave for really great opportunities outside of our org. While I’m super happy for them, i am concerned about how it’ll potentially impact my career growth. I’d still be doing the same work just reporting to new people, which may change as they hire on a replacement. Which is annoying to start the manager/employee relationship all over again.
My manager is leaving in a few weeks and is invested in making sure there’s a plan in place for who i report to when they’re gone. I guess my question is what would you ask them/consider during this transition phase? I was hoping to start the “it’s been 2 years, I’d like a raise or at least something to help with inflation” conversation but I hate doing this, it’s always so awkward. At the same time, it may be best to get the ball rolling on that to see what can be done prior to my manager leaving?
any advice is welcome, thank you :)
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Hi all - ok this is a first.
The new boss, promoted from within, and I are a bad fit, to put it mildly. I put in my two weeks’ notice, and she replied that I could leave tomorrow.
Here’s the twist: I WANT to stay for two weeks, to put files in order, to coordinate with co-workers the processes for future events, and to finish setting up a Dropbox account for my department. Most of all, I work in a retirement community, and want to ease these beloved residents into the knowledge that their trusted friend is leaving them in good hands. They just lost the last ED without notice and took it badly.
This new boss rules with a cudgel. She starts all discussions with No you can’t do that. She changes my plans on ginned-up reasons (e.g. she canceled my bus trip due to “insurance changes” which had nothing to do with the trip). She lays down the law, and when advised of an error, she doubles down and tries to blame the victim of her error. She refers to staff members as “bodies,” and cares for the residents based on the level of their rent checks. I can’t get away from her fast enough.
Still, I have a good plan for leaving, and as you can tell from the above description of her, any discussion is going to go badly.
any and all advice is much appreciated!
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Hi all, I’m based in the United Kingdom looking for a remote HR role
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