I started looking for a new job recently and these "career" sites are blowing up my phone. I was the Executive Administrative Assistant to the president of my company and his main carbon fiber builder until I became allergic to the chemicals in the building process. So what do I get for for jobs "perfect" for me? Here is an example," We saw your resume where you worked as an Executive Administrative Assistant to ABC President of XYZ Inc. and we think this job would be a perfect fit for you!" the job? front counter at Dairy Queen. Oh how far I have fallen........
The new company coming to town is still in the planning process and not ready to hire. They do not know what they will need for employees yet. One thing is for sure, every company needs an Administrative Assistant! I think it will be at least 12-18 months before they will be set up and going.
I have had two major career changes in the past decade. From my experience, I would like to share an idea with you.
I was an appraiser in another state, but had to move to stay close to my child. I lost a huge income. When I first came to the South, I had a logistical problem. I have a science degree I never used, and I was getting older. Also, my work experience appraising was worthless in an area where I didn't know the market at all.
I can build anything, so I worked in construction for a short time until I could find something better. Anyway I went into the petroleum industry for awhile. Too old in my late 40s to carry around 100 pound bags of chemicals on a daily basis. Pay was great, but I couldn't do it forever.
Anyway, I studied programming. It took several months, but eventually I learned what I needed to become marketable in the computer industry.
I am a medical technologist in a small clinic working "as needed" which means no patients - no work so I worked one shift last week and one shift this week and that's it for this pay period. I need more hours to make ends meet - but I need this job because it comes with health insurance. I have 28 years experience - yet health care staff are getting cut all the time.