Hello! I am looking for help to evolve my resume into one I can use for pivoting. I have been in the fashion/apparel design and product development area for nearly 30 years and have had my job eliminated due to Covid. It's going on 5 months now of job hunting in my field with nothing concrete. Although I am planning to continue to search, I want to prepare myself for searching outside my area. I am looking for help articulating my transferable skills as best as possible. Thanks! Naomi
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Should they be asking for my birthdate and year?
Received an error email from Onramp.io which sparked my memory that I do have a profile on the website. Reviewed profile and found that they had my birthdate and year in the profile which I probably filled out and I have not heard from them regarding job opportunities or training for over 2 years.
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Anyone been through company closing?
I've been working for a small company as a developer for about 3.5 years. We've run out of work/contracts and the owners have decided they want to retire so they are closing the company down. They let us know about 2 months ago and the closure is only a little over a month away. I've been applying all over the place with hardly any nibbles. I'm terrified that when it's all said and done I won't have anything new and therefore no income. I also don't know how to deal with the question about why I'm leaving my current position. Anyone ever been through this before? How did you handle it?
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Does anyone have any tips on how to find a job thats willing to sponsor you? Ive been struggling on finding a way to move from NYC to London.
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Am I being unfair or is my boss wrong?
My boss has given me a lot more work than was originally assigned to me in my contract (I’ve been there for almost 2 years now). I mentioned it to her and asked for a raise because I’m doing more work than I agreed to. She made a huge deal about me doing her a favour and how I never complain and do all the additional tasks and then implying that I shouldn’t get paid for doing her a favour. I understand a favour if I’m doing it once in a while but the additional tasks she assigns me to has become part of my daily/weekly/yearly responsibilities. None of them are once off.
Am I being unfair? It’s still a business, I still signed a contract so I should be compensated fairly right? I’ve done my research and for my job, I am being paid way below market value but now I’m doing my job plus the additional work added and still no compensation.
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Starting my own business today
About a month ago, I created an LLC for myself. I did this for tax and accounting purposes -- I became a contractor during the transition after the company for which I worked was sold.
Though I have been successfully interviewed by recruiters, I am excited to try this in a healthy headspace.
For the past month, I have monitored every dollar of our spending closely, I have talked to former clients and colleagues, I talked to my therapist, and I believe that I can do this.
My contract ends this week, so I am officially launching. I am excited and terrified.