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expectations vs. reality when job searching?


Jared Bobzien Moyock, NC

Retired Navy, 21 years. March 9, 2020 I complete my course work for my MBA. I'm currently an Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff for the Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for a large healthcare system. What I do know is I do not want to be a 45 year old assistant with an MBA. What I would like is a position as a Manager, Assistant Director/Director, Program Manager, basically I am seeking a position where my leadership, experience, and wisdom will play a bigger role. I have spoken with my current boss and explained some things I would like to discuss regarding more involvement in projects and possibly moving to another position/department.

10 January 2020 3 replies Career Exploration



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Paul Tusting Salt Lake City, UT

"I have spoken with my current boss and explained some things I would like to discuss regarding more involvement in projects and possibly moving to another position/department."

What did they have to say?

From what I've seen in the past, folks who are successful in assisting senior managers typically perform highly. If that wasn't the case, they wouldn't be a value-add for the senior manager, and as a result are well positioned for role changes in that organization (highly capable, good understanding of org, and well connected). The example that comes to mind is from assisting the CEO to running the marketing dept in a few years.


ACP AdvisorNet Staff New York, NY

Hi Jared,

Thanks for your question and for your service! I'd recommend checking out the "Community" tab on ACP AdvisorNet. You can search by industry (finance) and then look at all the advisors who have marked that as their experience. From there you can message people directly to connect. It's a great way to build your network and learn more about the industry.

Hope this helps!

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