In most of my career I’ve worked in small office settings but my current role is the only one in which my company didn’t have an HR department or contact person. I’ve been very fortunate that my colleagues and I don’t have too many issues and that the HR committee from our Board of Directors is very diligent in creating process for us. I’m well aware that this is not the case for many, so if you’re considering employment with a company without HR or already there, I’ve compiled a few tips for surviving!
What is a workplace value?
Your workplace values, are the things that go beyond your skill set and interest in a position. Ultimately, they will determine what will provide long term job satisfaction and a clear direction on which companies and positions to pursue when job searching. Determining these values sooner will ease your transition into the workforce because your job will be more than a paycheck, it will be apart of your lifestyle.
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Growing up, I was under the impression that changing jobs frequently was frowned upon. My parents were both very stable in their roles for many years. I remember how panicked my dad was when he was laid off during the recession, and how stressed my mom was before she made the move to a job that allowed her to spend more time with us. Looking back, I guess maybe I decided that, that wasn’t something I was going to deal with. I want to be in control of my career as much as possible, so I’ve chosen to job hop to find a balance. Continue reading
Searching for a job after college was perhaps one of the most daunting tasks after graduation. I wasn’t exactly sure of what I wanted to do and for the times that I was, I found it difficult to find the right words to pull up accurate listings. Below are tips I wish I’d known at the beginning of my search and not at the end. Continue reading