I have been back at the office full time since 22 June. I must say it feels a lot better than working from home. Officially, I am now the Unit Program Coordinator AND the Unit Secretary...sigh. I am trying to remain positive that this will refresh and enhance the knowledge of jobs I used to do.
I was talking to a friend and her husband last and they suggested I start looking at jobs and rebranding myself a Program Support Assistant/Specialist. They presented several good reasons: I work with the military and title sounds military. People may not understand what a UPC is or does. What I do is very similar to a Program Support Assistant/Specialist, so why not use those words.
Now to figure out what rebranding is and how to do it. At least I have an extended weekend to figure it out.
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Over the last few months, my supervisor has been cancelling one-on-one meetings or making them very brief, spends more time working from home, has stopped spontaneous check-ins with me, and is taking a day or two PTO on a regular basis.
Two days ago, I found a reply email in a shared inbox thanking them for applying for a position. Since it looks like they're getting ready to resign, how do I prepare myself for what seems the inevitable change headed my way?
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I got an offer.
Can I celebrate now?
On Monday, I received a request for references for a job I had applied to. On Tuesday, like within minutes of submitting references, HR called and made me an offer over the phone and said that it was contingent on background and reference checks. That same afternoon, HR sent over an offer letter, and we negotiated my start date. It's Thursday, and from what I understand, they haven't contacted any of my references yet. Can I go ahead and celebrate now, or should I wait to hear something further from HR?
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Is there any link provided for today's event ? Can someone please help with this, thanks!
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I registered for the Sept 21st event.
I do not see any link to join the event. Could someone please help me with this.
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How important is it that others recognize your credentials?
Hi everyone! I was recently mistaken for an admin by one of my newer colleagues and it got me thinking about whether that is a problem for me career-wise or not. For context, I am an associate director at a pharma company, and while a PhD was required for me to get my (non-research) program manager position, many of the colleagues on my team come from more communications or event planning backgrounds. I think the confusion comes in because there has been a lot of changeover and medical leaves over the past year or so, so I have ended up pitching in to pick up slack that is decidedly more in the "getting stuff done" category and less in the providing expert insights category.
I am highly visible in the organization, including to the leadership team. I love what I do, and I have gotten a lot of positive feedback for my contributions. I'm just wondering if I am doing myself a disservice by doing tasks that provide value but could be done by someone with fewer credentials, or if I should be somehow working more of my educational backstory into my intros.
Has anyone out there had a positive or negative experience being a work horse?
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I preparing for job interviews and I'm mostly worried about the system design portion of it.
System Design questions can be tough for me sometimes. It's something I haven't had the chance to practice on and was wondering if anyone has advice on what topics they study. Or if anyone is willing to schedule a mock interview with me on SD that would be great too.