Appreciate you uppin this breh. I actually gave my director my two weeks notice 3 weeks ago after an incident at the office set me over the edge. Subsequently, she offered me a transfer to a different department, a 20% raise and an opportunity to head up a new Project in my own image.
It wasn't what I wanted or intended to have happen since I planned on quitting and picking up some BS job in the interim to pay the bills, but this new job and everything that came with it will let me pay off 2/3's of my debt, pay for my GRE to get into the grad school program I want and HR certification test all in one shot. Sometimes things work out for the best, and with these positives I'm in a better position to get into an HR position I really want while also building a nest and getting out of the check to check grind I've been in.
Funny seeing this thread and my contributions to it.
Since this thread, I worked the position noted above and was fairly happy until members of my team started leaving the office and the direction of the office started to change. That started happening around the 8 month mark where literally my boss was fired, a close coworker joined Peace Corps, two moved out of state, another got called off a list and left to work for the city and another went for a position at another school. My director even moved on to managing a new team so I was the only person from the original group left. Again, only in 8 months.
Around that same time, oddly, NYU came calling back for the position they initially offered and withdrew and asked if I was still interested. It took about 2 minutes to say yes and I started there in November of 2014. That whole department got revamped in a year which is just wild to me.
Still there currently - started and finished my MS in HRM with a concentration in Organizational Effectiveness from Fall 2015 to this past May; took and failed my SPHR this past summer (by 20 fukkin points!) and got promoted from the position they hired me for in 2014 to a Training /Quality coach in 2015.
I'm encroaching on 2 years in that role which will be the longest I've been in a position without a full on promotion. I've had my job duties change this year as I'm now responsible for coaching and training 2 departments, as well as an increase in pay (salarys gone up nearly 40% from when I started, a big change from having no salary change for 3 straight with my prior employer) and while things are far from perfect, I'm comfortable with the trajectory my career has taken. I've gone as far as I can in this department, though, barring retirement or death, so of course I'm looking elsewhere.
I'm updating this like its a testimonial, but also hoping to give anyone struggling some hope that shyt does change. My salary has gone up nearly $30k in the last 4 years withoutany crazy promotions orinsane workload, just things that fit me and I haven't had to kiss ass or do anything out of character for it. Just grinding.
One last nugget, as I mentioned I'd gotten the itch to start looking again. For those looking for a different approach to building your resume, I came across this template that has been used by the CEO at Yahoo. If I felt comfortable enough I'd link you all to the one I posted on my LinkedIn because I get credit for adding subscribers, but I'm not that comfortable, lol. But hopefully this is an approach that works for some out here if you haven't tried it, especially those looking into industries that are a bit more modern/progressive/human oriented. It may have already been posted but I'm not lookin for it lol.
I love the visual element it gives and if for nothing else, it's a visual that grabs attention, which you absolutely want in a pile of text filled resumes. If it can help you stand out and you have the substance to back it up, you should be in a good space to at least grab the interview.
Best of luck all.