I'm currently at a crossroads. I hate my current job. I'm a business director, and I manage the finances-A/P and A/R functions, process payroll and benefits, terminations, etc. The position is becoming more of a dumping position where I'm assigned tasks that the other managers don't want to do.
The org. is going through a transition because it was sold and there are newer employees like myself and some employees from the previous company. Some of the employees are bitter and frustrated from the previous management, and I think the consensus from newer folks that I've spoken with is that we're confused more often than not about day to day functionality of the org. There are a lot of duplicate or overlapping systems and softwares in place. The org. is launching like 20 new things at the same time and not really checking to make sure that these new programs are functioning correctly or that we're ready to move to the next phase w/ all the transitions going on. I'm already feeling burned out and overwhelmed. I know this is not the place for me.
In my previous job, I had an absentee boss and when he was present, he was a terror and I experienced workplace mobbing.
I've invested a lot of money into my education and have a master's degree in public administration as well as doctoral credits. I have 20 yrs of customer service experience, 8 yrs of finance experience, 7 yrs of procurement experience, 8 yrs of management experience, and 10 yrs of nonprofit experience. I've had my resume professional reviewed and updated. I've revamped my work wardrobe. I've been able to get interviews and job offers, but I recently I've decided to suspend my job search. I haven't found anything that I'm truly interested in doing, or I find out in the interviews that the job responsibilities grossly differ from the job descriptions I've read.
I'm not sure what to do at this point. I know what I'm good at, and what I like to do, and I know what I definitely do not want, but that hasn't really lead me to a clear career revelation and I'm feeling stuck.
I love nonprofit work and helping others. I'm good at problem solving and being able to make logical decisions under a tight deadline and with limited resources. I have a good network of friends and former colleagues that I stay in touch with and who reach out to me for advice. Due to my recent experiences with poor leadership, I'm considering creating my own lane where I work for myself because I cannot see going into another job nightmare with bad managers. I'm considering reaching out to a career coach to develop a plan.
Has anyone used a career coach and what has your experience been?