Career Centers Charleston WV

I am an event planner in Charleston at an upscale entertainment boutique. The job offers great perks and salary but does not give me enough time with my 4 year old daughter. How do I find a job that is exciting and equally rewarding that would free me up for my family?

American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees A
(304) 342-2114
501 Leon Sullivan Way
Charleston, WV
 
Workforce West Virginia Charleston Center
(304) 558-0342
1321 Plaza East
Charleston, WV
 
Communications Workers Of America L
(304) 342-2023
Huntington Sq
Charleston, WV
 
Boggs Joe & Associates Inc
(304) 345-1396
1703 Woodvale Dr
Charleston, WV
 
Communications Workers Of America Local 2001
(304) 344-2001
2512 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV
 
City Hospital Smart Healthplex & Rehab Services
(304) 264-1214
City Hospital
Charleston, WV
 
Charleston Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
(304) 414-2636
Post Office Box 75052
Charleston, WV
 
Charleston Building & Construction Trades
(304) 343-6952
600 Leon Sullivan Way
Charleston, WV
 
American Postal Workers Union
(304) 746-0114
1000 Central Way
Charleston, WV
 
American Federation Of Teachers-Afl-Cio
(304) 344-2679
1610 Washington St E
Charleston, WV
 

Less Hours, More Me Time

Q: I am an event planner at an upscale entertainment boutique. The job offers great perks and salary but does not give me enough time with my 4 year old daughter. How do I find a job that is exciting and equally rewarding that would free me up for my family?

 

Personal self-assessment and understanding what would equate to “equally rewarding” for you is the first step in the process. While it is possible to find a job that will create more time and flexibility, it is important to recognize you may have to forfeit some of the perks and/or salary to support your desired schedule. Before thinking about changing jobs altogether, find out if your current employer will support a flexible work arrangement or has a job-sharing program. Typically, this information will be detailed in the company Employee Handbook or through information provided by the Human Resources Department.

If your company does not support flexible work arrangements, start researching other companies with such programs. Many companies understand that work-life balance is critical to employee retention and offer flexible work schedules or job sharing programs.

Understanding your options and the potential compromises you may have to make are critical before having any discussion with your boss. Once you have completed your research and are comfortable with the options and potential outcomes, you will be better positioned to create harmony in your career and personal life.

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