Life Experience, Education, And Volunteer Experience Essay

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Life Experience, Education, and Volunteer Experience As a successful retail store manager for a large wireless company, I made a good living, successfully developed leadership skills in my staff, often resulting in their promotion, achieved exceptional record breaking results in every opportunity, and bringing out the best in the employees that I led, while maintaining high ethical standards. My employees actively sought my guidance for professional development, as well as personal life choices. Often, they relied on me as a reliable, caring, resource for them to achieve personal and individual goals. Although my professional success was well documented, I was no longer achieving the meaningful fulfillment I once experienced in my career. The industry had taken a shift in focus that minimized the opportunity to develop employees in favor of reducing costs by utilizing part time staff to increase profitability. Ultimately, the direction was to eliminate, or at a minimum, substantially reduce, the most fulfilling aspect of my position. Interestingly, the company leadership did me a favor in that I felt compelled to identify what was lacking in my professional life leading me to act on filling that void. In the end, the industry’s shift prompted a life changing event for me, to pursue a career in social services, providing me with the opportunity to assist the individual in a more in-depth, purposeful manner. As I progressed through my education, it became clear that

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