I've been working remote since my oldest was born 10 years ago, and my career has stalled. I am now having to work two jobs to make what I should be making at one -- I was working 60 hours a week before the pandemic. Now I'm homeschooling my two kids as well, and I am utterly exhausted.
There is zero chance for advancement with either of my jobs. I've been applying for management positions, but they either require agency experience (which I don't have, and can't get because they won't hire me) or require me to work onsite (which I can't do because of the kids). I'm tired, and frustrated, and don't have the energy to lean in to a job hunt. I also have no network to speak of because I've been remote so long, and I don't have time to start one now. I barely have time to eat.
I know I would be a tremendous asset to the right company -- but how do I find that company? I have had recruiters approach me, and several of those contacts resulted in an interview, but none went beyond that. Is there a way to find a recruiter who can do the legwork for me so I can streamline my job search?
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Layoff to cover retaliation
Help: I'm trying to figure out my next steps after a devastating situation. In short, I filed two HR complaints regarding my first and second line managers due to a very hostile and discriminatory work environment. Within a couple of months, the company instituted a mass layoff which curiously included my role, even though I was a high performer. Within 30 days of the mass layoff, however, they reposted my role. It feels a lot like ongoing retaliation.
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After I cut ties with my former employer, I closed out that role on LinkedIn.
I'm finding that the interest I received previously especially from recruiters has vanished. Did I mistake and should I have kept that role listed until I found a new position? If so, is there anything I can do in the interim to pickup traffic again to my profile?
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This may seem silly but here goes .
. I want to go back to college and finish my degree.... And change career paths..... I just don't know where to start or what the best program may be .... It's so overwhelming to look online.... Help!! ?
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How do you find your strengths and what you are good at?
I can do a lot of things, but I don't feel like I can master anything. What can I do to find my strengths to know what career I should pursue?
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Toxic Work Environments:
I see so many conversations on here about toxic work environments. People discussing what is vs isn't toxic and the like. I would love to have a post dedicated to that topic. What is YOUR definition of a toxic workplace? What are some of the toxic behaviors you have dealt with that encouraged/forced you to leave OR how you handled it to make the situation better?
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I have a moral quandary I'd love some insight on. I spent all fall legally breaking my company into entities. Recently, my small company divested of one of those entities, and that entity wants me to come work for them. There is nothing against it in the inter-company agreement. I feel a great loyalty to my boss, but don't have much confidence in Senior Leadership and this new offer is infinitely more fun (although along the same lines) as my current job. So, we'd haveto handle the transition carefully so as not to damage relationships. What would you do? Are there any other factors I'm omitting to consider? Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and expertise.