I originally posted this on the wrong blog for this website. SO here it goes
July 22nd, 2008 at 5:09 pm
Hello! Help please!
I have worked as Administrative Assistant for 7 years with city govt agency. Six years in the same field prior with Hospitals, private org and staffing agencies. I resign last Sept 07 because I couldn’t take it anymore with not being able to move up in the organization. I am constantly signing up for training, staying on top of my computer skills and business skills and thought if I just continue those things I would be up mobility.
It was also getting difficult to work with my former boss because he was blocking me from other positions, constantly recruiting me to fix some of his senior managers mess and they get recognitions and raises. A lot of boundaries were cross and I tried to deal with it diplomatically and be a good employee and just do my job. It just wasn’t working anymore. During my time of working there, I have tried to look for work while employed and Nothing.
I am willing to say, its me or I’m not demonstrating strongly in my interviews. My resume I have changed 25 (no exaggeration) times to reflect my abilities and accomplishments, Nothing. Some places says I am over qualified and the rest are just not biting. I don’t want to hurt myself on the bottom end with low salary, boring work.
Honestly, I’m ready to work for myself I just don’t have any capital.
I need to finish my bachelors, for sure. What am I doing wrong at this point? What are employers today looking for? and how do I explain why I left in positive light?