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My job as Program Manager for Managed Service Provider services to client companies has proven to be very successful and I thank God every day for being employed.
I’ve been in staffing for almost 14 years now and have recruited many people for jobs. I’ve always enjoyed dealing with the diversity of people from a large spectrum of skills, background and experience.
I think most people in staffing arenas could write a compilation of stories of their own experiences in dealing with candidates and perhaps even publish an entire book on those experiences. In fact, I know of a particular HR Manager who is currently writing her own novel and modeling it after stories and xperiences in the HR field.
Recently I acquired a new client account and am dealing with the Finance and Procurement departments as we implement a new program. It’s such a different dynamic to work with these folks as they are far more analytical, data-detailed. They can run circles around me in Excel spreadsheets with pivot tables, v-lookup, etc.
You see, most client accounts are driven from the Human Resources group for our program, so this is definitely different for me.
The challenge I have is dealing with numbers and data instead of people. I can certainly run cost savings analysis, and market rate reports, but my math is simple in logic compared to their formulas.
Just recently we had a conf call where the VP responded to my report as being “simplistic” and not very detailed. YIKES! Honestly, I’ve found myself questioning my intelligence and education since dealing with these people.
You see, I didn’t get a college degree. I chose as a single mom, to stay in the trenches and work LONG hours and climb a most tedious path to my current position. Was it the best route to take? Absolutely not! Had I made the choice to get my education, perhaps the climb would not have been so difficult.
Nevertheless, here I sit, wondering if maybe I’m never going anywhere further in my career because of my education is less than my 20+ years experience in management?
A good friend of mine, Sheryl, came by my house last week and I was sharing my concern. I love it as she stated, “Hey Mel, just live your life one day at a time. ” She went on to say, “ The way I see it, I’m living Sheryl’s Big Adventure and that’s what gets me up every morning.”
Ha! I laughed at her but found myself smiling as I walked back into the house.
I am livng an MBA (Mel’s Big Adventure) so that makes me an MBA qualified person!
yay for Me…