Career Centers Hockessin DE

I am an event planner in Hockessin 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?

Mindy Thomas, MS, CPRW, CFJST
(610) 937-5632
113 North Olive St.
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Hobbsco Ltd
(302) 656-7257
4300 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
 
Caldwell Staffing Services
(302) 655-9500
8 S Dupont Rd
Wilmington, DE

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American Postal Workers Union Wilm Local
(302) 998-3233
1500 E Newport Pike Ste 100
Wilmington, DE
 
Integrity Staffing Solutions Incorporated
(302) 454-8367
220 Continental Dr
Newark, DE

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Delaware Safety Council Inc
(302) 654-7786
3 Old Barley Mill Rd
Wilmington, DE
 
Diamond State Telephone Commercial Union
(302) 999-1100
1819 Old Newport Rd
Wilmington, DE
 
Building & Construction Trades Council Of Delaware Afl-Cio
(302) 892-9600
911 New Rd
Wilmington, DE
 
New London Resources Inc.
(302) 369-4171
307 Chickory Way
Newark, DE

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International Alliance Of Theatrical Stage Employees Local
(302) 652-4626
284 Martin Luther King Blvd
Wilmington, DE
 
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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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