I have been at my job for a few years now and about a year ago, my colleague left for another opportunity. I ended up picking up her work for about 10 months; just short of a year. The position has recently been filled and there hasn't been a word or bit of recognition for my efforts to keep our department afloat and make sure the trains ran on time. Am I remiss in feeling that I should have some time of acknowledgement, recognition or something before too long? I hate feeling like all my hard work and sacrifices have gone unappreciated.
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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.
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I've been invited for a second interview and am so excited!
I love the company and what they do, and I have all the skills and experience they are asking for. How can I avoid my enthusiasm being perceived as too confident, arrogant, or pushy?
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Leveraging Clifton Strengths: Your Guide to Finding the Right Job
In today's competitive job market, finding the right job can be a daunting task. With countless opportunities and diverse career paths available, job seekers often find themselves overwhelmed by choices and uncertainties.
However, amidst this complexity, Clifton Strengths can serve as a powerful tool to guide individuals towards their ideal career paths and opportunities.
Understanding Your Strengths
The first step in leveraging Clifton Strengths in your job search is understanding your own strengths profile. Through the Clifton Strengths assessment, individuals gain insights into their top strengths across four domains: Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building, and Strategic Thinking. This self-awareness forms the foundation for identifying opportunities that align with your unique talents and abilities.
By recognizing your strengths, you can articulate your value proposition to potential employers with clarity and confidence.
Identifying Ideal Roles and Environments
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Moreover, consider the organizational culture and values that resonate with your strengths. Look for companies and teams that appreciate and leverage diverse strengths, fostering an environment where you can thrive and contribute meaningfully.
Crafting Compelling Application Materials
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During interviews, be prepared to discuss your strengths in greater detail and provide concrete examples that showcase your abilities in action. Articulate how your strengths align with the requirements of the role and how they can positively impact the organization's objectives and culture.
Continuous Growth and Development
The journey of leveraging Clifton Strengths in your job search doesn't end once you've secured a new role. It's essential to continue nurturing and developing your strengths over time, seeking opportunities for growth and advancement within your chosen field.
As you embark on your job search endeavors, embrace your strengths as your guiding light, empowering you to pursue opportunities that resonate with your unique talents and aspirations. Remember, your strengths are not just attributes; they are your competitive advantage in the pursuit of professional excellence and fulfillment.
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I accepted a position, signed the offer letter, back in January that I found through a recruiting firm, however, I have yet to start due to some internal delays and dont want to burn bridges with the recruiter, as they are large, and may need them down the road.
In all fairness, I did know that I was going to start at least March 1, but here we are and I haven’t started and now I’m being told sometime in March .In the meantime, a former colleague reached out, said he’s got a position open for me (that I would much rather have) and they are ready for me to start now. What do I do? Thank you for all of your advice everyone.
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I have been in my position for over a year, gone above and beyond whenever asked, volunteered to take on additional responsibilities and am delivering unprecedented results at a rate of 2x the previous person in this position who did not take on any additional responsibilities.
I was promised a review and raise at six months; however, the company started a restructuring and it was tabled. Approaching my one year anniversary, I requested my review from my new Director and was told that she will review me after SHE has been there for a year. I then created a self-evaluation form, completed it and included forms to solicit input from managers and supervisors who could attest to my performance over the past year. I received the response that while appreciated, I was not hired to give HR input and they are not going to give me an annual review. Since that time, I have witnessed two male counterparts be given promotions with raises. Surely the Director met with them to do this. Now my position, for a nearby location with this company, is being advertised starting at a higher pay rate than mine. How do I again respectfully request my review and an appropriate pay increase? Love what I do, but am becoming more and more resentful of being used to perform duties above my paygrade and delivering results that make my Director look good while I am her "secret weapon" kept in the shadows.