My Career As A Career In The Public Sector

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For the majority of my professional life I worked primarily in the private sector; consequently, I have very minimal professional experience in the public sector. While rummaging through various documents, searching for material required for the completion of this analysis, I recognized that there are overlapping and recurring themes which clearly point to who I am as a professional and, thus, the direction in which my professional life should proceed, public service. Therefore, my professional mission statement is, “To vigorously perform my responsibilities as a public administrator and to enhance the quality of public service by providing my clients with dedication, honesty and a commitment to make the best interest of all, my first priority.” …show more content…
While earning my degree, I have acquired critical thinking skills that are necessary to identify problems, performed data analysis to arrive at decisions and evaluated them to come to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions; I am able to identify trends; employ strategies for problem solving and opportunity. Considering my strengths directs me to the specific leadership roles I’ve occupied over my career. For instance, in high school my first job was cashier for Pioneer Chicken where, within a relatively short period of time I advanced to the position of “Lead Person.” I always volunteer to be the first to take on challenges and enthusiastically jump on new opportunities. In my early twenties, with absolutely no formal training, no real knowledge of the bible and scripture and, no idea what to do or how to do it, I became a Sunday school teacher at my Church. Since I committed to it, I went home studied, developed weekly lesson plans, bible story games and for three years, I taught 3rd grade Sunday school classes. As a consultant for PartyLite Gifts (a multilevel marketing company), I consistently achieved top sales and quickly promoted to Team Lead and then Unit Leader; I successfully recruited, mentored and trained my own unit which consisted of 43 consultants. In my role as project manager for a leading government contractor, I successfully led a team in the design, development and implementation …show more content…
I regard myself as someone who possesses an extremely high level of self-confidence, yet, for the past few years I have struggled with public speaking. This is a condition called Glossophobia (speech anxiety), the fear of public speaking. Glossophobia negatively affects an individual’s ability to speak in public, and thus has a major impact on performance related issues such as networking and building new relationships, sharing new ideas and progress information during meetings and affects the ability to teach, train and motivate in the work environment which can lead to a lack of success (Bame, 2013). Fortunately, my career has not suffered from any of the negative impacts of this condition; nevertheless, the potential for failure is constantly in the back of my

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