Career Centers Kansas City MO

I am an event planner in Kansas City 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?

Full Employment Council Inc
(816) 221-3605
615 E 13th St
Kansas City, MO

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Missouri Career Centers
(816) 471-2330
1720 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO
 
Todays Staffing
(877) 586-3297
2301 Holmes
Kansas City, MO

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Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology
(816) 604-5200
1775 Universal Ave
Kansas City, MO
 
Wyandotte County Workforce Center
913-279-2633 Ext. 2628
552 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS
 
Missouri Career Center - Central Kansas City
(816) 471-2330
1740 Paseo
Kansas City, MO
 
KONE, Inc.
(816) 531-2140
2700 Bi-State Dr., Ste. 100
Career Services, MO
 
Roofers Local Union No 20
(913) 281-2527
10 S James St
Kansas City, KS
 
Nash Resources
(816) 931-8988
3217 Broadway St Ste 300
Kansas City, MO

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Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program
(913) 342-2100
1017 N 9th St
Kansas City, KS
 
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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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