I am a 29-year-old ( I turn 30 next Monday) career changer who has been searching for a new career path. My journey began when I started college right after high school in Fall 2009 as an undecided major. I went on to major in Hospitality with a concentration in Event Management. I did a hotel internship and worked as a weekend banquet server. Both experiences showed me that Event Management was not glamorous. Plus, I did not have any knowledge of my hometown area; however, I finished my Associate's Degree at 23 years old.
I moved on to major in Healthcare for Radiology Tech, but my science level was not to the highest point of standard. (I was failing the labs). I moved on, continued to work my part-time job and I finished my Bachelor's Degree at 28 in Business Management.
A week after graduation I received my first job offer as a Sales Representative. A month later, I quit the position because my sales performance was not meeting with the company expectations.
All In all, I did not make the best decisions in choosing a major. I did not job shadow nor talked to a family member or friend who worked in the field. I eventually talked to my late uncle about the Hospitality field in which he advised me to change my major. I regretted not doing summer internships in college or after graduation.
Since then I have attended a career fair, my university networking events, and an informative interview. With the current pandemic going on; I helped my parents out at home and decided to take online courses and learn about excel, coding possibly digital marketing.
My question is As a career changer, Can I find a remote job during the pandemic to fill my career gap? Is it better for me to find an internship and get remote job or volunteer and get a remote job?
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I'm looking forward to learning from you ladies, engaging, and hopefully building meaningful connections.
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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 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.