Hilary Coles
about 4 years ago
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A Skill with NO Return!

I started working at a nonprofit at 17 as a video editor for their youth program. I felt like my life was on cloud nine during that time and the sky was limit. I was definitely wrong! Five years later, the youth program went downhill and eventually cancelled. Now I'm working as a visitor services assistant and they won't promote me to another position because I don't have enough experience. I don't have a degree but actually learned how to edit videos on the job with the help of a former supervisor; that's how they saw me grow into the job. They know I'm a proactive go getter when it comes to taking on new challenges with work so I don't understand why I need to have previous experience all of a sudden. How can I convince them that I can learn the job?

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Jess Harrison
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Have you tried sitting down with your manager to make a list of things you might be able to do for this to be a possibility? Maybe just let them know you are ready to take on more responsibility and would like to know how you can help more. They will see your willingness to better what the company is doing, which may benefit you!

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Valentine crown Tumbi
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Wow nice story but how can I get a job asap cause I have bill accumulate. I need a job or if I have someone to fight my battle because I was laid off unjustly

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