We all know what corporate thugging is. It’s when you go into Corporate America and you take over!… Eh, doesn’t quite work that way though. I’ve had to ease my way into corporate thugging status. I’m use to going in, learning my way around and using the system to get to where I need to be. You know the routine: Go in. Learn as much as you can. Soak up everything they are willing to teach you. Then use that at your advantage to move up. *Pause. This hasn’t quite worked out for me this last time around.
My current dilemma is trying to find a job that relates to my Masters Degree. In January I’ll be graduating with my Masters in Human Resources. The main problem I have is in my job search I get really nervous about the job requirements. While I understand that I’ll be a fresh graduate, I have no experience. Most jobs require 3-5 years experience. I continually ask myself how do I obtain human resources experience if most jobs require experience that I don’t hold?
Trying to be loyal to the company I already work for, I asked around to see how I could advance and grow in the company. Their response: we need you to stay unhappy with your current position as we don’t really have room for you to grow. Sure that wasn’t their response. However that’s how it’s perceived. I felt that sting from leadership’s palm after it slapped me in the face. With me being a Leo, I’m loyal by nature. But when being disloyal has a great cause, I’m all for it.
Don’t get me wrong, I am forever grateful for my position as I know that some are not so lucky to have a job. When I was first offered the position, I was faced with choosing this job and another position. Both were the same but the other paid more. Of course I took the job paying less money but it was at first glance promising. Now, I’m stuck with a position with no growth. Not only that, Ill have a degree that I can’t seem to get my toes wet in.
I’m normally good at at least getting my toes wet and learning really quickly. However, I’m realizing that a degree means nothing and its simply experience thats needed. Being educated is a method that doesn’t seem to be working out for me. This cause for an extreme measure of networking! This is what I call corporate thug problems!
~Am I N_My_Write_Mind?