Career Centers Urbandale IA

I am an event planner in Urbandale 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?

Employment Cost Solutions
(515) 254-1726
3839 Merle Hay Rd Ste 265
Des Moines, IA
 
Asbestos Workers Local 74
(515) 265-4274
1501 E Aurora Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Des Moines Area Local American Postal Workers Union Af
(515) 265-7371
1200 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Construction Update Plan Room Network
(515) 288-8904
221 Park St
Des Moines, IA
 
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers Local 55
(515) 265-6193
1435 Ne 54th Ave Ste A
Des Moines, IA
 
Nanny 2 Shoe's
(515) 279-6800
520 42nd St # 100
Des Moines, IA

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Des Moines B M C American Postal Workers Union
(515) 276-5272
5806 Meredith Dr Ste D
Des Moines, IA
 
Communications Workers Of America
(515) 278-5551
6200 Aurora Ave Ste 101e
Des Moines, IA
 
Des Moines Workforce Development Center
(515) 281-9619
430 E. Grand Ave.
Moines, IA
 
International Union Of Operating Engineers
(515) 265-1657
4880 Ne Hubbell Rd
Des Moines, IA
 
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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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