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I have had a shaky 3 to 4 years of work. My jobs have had lay offs and then I got into HR and went to another company for a director of management position. However it was a horrible company and I found another job in admissions, this was a step down but with better pay. However the hours are 9 to 6 and 11-8 on 2 days out of the week and some Saturdays.
I have 3 children and my dad just had a stroke and will have to come live with me and I would need a job with better hours and great pay.
I have my MBA but companies are not calling me back for interviews probably because I have job hopped. Any suggestions?
Have you asked your current company if you can adjust your hours to fit your circumstances? Are you able to do any of your work from home?
Hi all, I am mid 50's with an AA, and 20+ years experience in tech support and customer service. I have worked for large companies such as Starbucks corporate in Seattle and smaller businesses such as myself. I provide in home computer support - mostly setups, upgrades, virus elimination, etc. But I also provide tutoring to senior citizens on using electronic devices (home computers, printers, tablets, smartphones). I absolutely LOVE what I do and have been doing this for about 5 years, but I'm looking to get back into a corporate and structured setting. I feel as though the senior community is an enormous demographic of people that are being overlooked when it comes to technology and I want to reach as many seniors as possible to show them how they can use technology to their advantage and how it can enhance their daily activities such as general communication with others via social media, video chat, texting, etc. Can anyone recommend a company (companies) that are investing their time and resources in enhancing the lives of seniors through technology? So many companies are so "young" and there are so many seniors that are going back to work either out of necessity or boredom and they don't have the technological skills needed, thus forcing them into positions in which may not be gratifying. I am so passionate about teaching basic to intermediate computer skills to our seniors because the need and the desire is there. Any feedback is welcome. This is my first post. Thank you!
I was wondering if any of you ladies have any suggestions on work from home jobs? I really would like to not go back to my 9-5 job and be away from my little. I would greatly appreciate the suggestions. I would like to not have to pay to start and don't want to be selling scentsy, etc. TIA!
What to do if you face a step down in your career due to the break you took of 6 months to take care of your newborn? Does this happen frequently? Any ideas on how to get a job after this break? Please help! I was working as a Sales Manager in a company where I had to quit as I needed to give sometime to my baby. Now when I'm trying to start working again, I don't get even considered due to the break I took. The HR in these companies advice me to step down in the position and start from senior sales associate or reception. I do have good experience being good at my job and my previous employer have everything good to say about me. What should I do?
I'm at a relatively senior level in my career, and I'm getting married. I'd like to change my name...but I'm concerned about how it could affect my "brand." First of all, people inside my company and out already know me by my maiden name...But also, will it affect my career prospects and make it seem like I am too focused on marriage?
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