January 23, 2019 at 8:08 am #276401
I’ve been reading the forum for quite awhile before I realised that I might be able to pitch some ideas on career related topics.
I work in HR and have worked with employees and executives on all levels. Supporting people with their career progression whether it’s a job change or a promotion can have a profound impact on people. I’ve seen it myself! We spend so much time at work that it becomes a significant part of our lives and we should try to make it the best it could be.
I’ve noticed that we don’t really spend enough time with people, and supporting them to build careers that they can cherish and enjoy. I’ve been looking for opportunities to do more of that. Thus, I would be happy to provide my perspective and some practical advice if anyone needs it.
Unfortunately, I cannot advise on what would be the best life choice, but can help you achieve your next target – polishing your CV, preparing for an interview, preparing to ask for a promotion.
Hope I will be able to contribute to the Tiny Buddha community, which has helped me so much!
Looking forward to it 🙂January 24, 2019 at 6:41 am #276585SarahParticipant
I would love to speak with you on this topic.
How can I take you up on this?
SarahJanuary 24, 2019 at 7:04 am #276601
Absolutely! Would love to help you with anything I can!
Are you comfortable sharing things here? I would be happy to reply and maybe those answers will be helpful to others as well?
For more sensitive things – I think there isn’t an option to send a direct message to someone on here, but maybe I can share my email or create a new email for these? In any case, I would suggest only sharing anonymised information. For example, I can help you optimise the description of your last role (for your CV), but to do that I won’t need any details about the company, your location or anything like that. Just the general description of responsibilities.
I’m open to suggestions in case you think of any other options. 🙂
CarrieFebruary 26, 2019 at 7:28 pm #281973tartanskyParticipant
This is my first post on this site. I came across this thread and am interested in your generous offer as well. Thanks for putting yourself out there!March 5, 2019 at 9:05 am #283097
Apologies for the late reply! I would be happy to help 🙂 How would that work best for you?March 10, 2019 at 5:08 pm #283983tartanskyParticipant
N/p. As you can see, I did it too! 😉 Sorry about that.
Thank you for your offer. I’d generally prefer to use email, but understand your wanting to share with the community.
My situation’s a little funky…
My work history is all over the place! I think it looks awful on paper, even when I use a skills-based format.
Additionally, my most recent jobs (the ones I would put on a resume) don’t reflect what I do want to do for work, even more so than my further-back history. It’s more a case of I have a vague idea of what I want to do, and a much clearer idea of what I *don’t* from those past experiences.
Thirdly, I’m right at that age where it starts to become That Discriminating Factor That No One Wants to Talk About. I wouldn’t worry as much about that if I’d had a solid career (or at least career path) up to now, but being a middle-aged dilettante isn’t allowed like it often is for the young’uns– especially if you’re trying to market yourself as a professional!
I have no criminal history or drug abuse issues, but feel like these and other factors compromise my prospects at least as much.
So… what do you think? 😀