What Does it Mean to Fail and How do you Know When you're Successful?
December 31,2021 at 3:23PM UTC
I've been listening to several motivational speakers who talk about their failures or series of bad decisions before becoming successful. But lately I've been wondering what does it really mean to be a failure and how is success measured. Should we look at this in terms of money or is it just about finishing something you started?
When do you look at someone and decide they've failed and when do you look at someone and decide they are successful?
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I work as a project engineer for a large company.
I have been at this company for about fifteen years. It has a strong "good old boys" network. My projects finish well and I consistently get good performance reviews. I have been passed over for several jobs where the winning candidates have been less qualified (education, experience, qualifications) and male. I have a good schedule (4 days a week) but there are minimal growth opportunities. Anyone have any ideas to improve the situation without moving? (P.S. HR is absolutely no help and not professional).
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I had a progressive career with 22+ yrs of experience in a Senior Management position at a Global company.
Just before the Covid Pandemic in Jan 2020, I was laid off and could not restart my career right away due to my personal situation during the pandemic. During that time I focused on community service as well as getting more professional certifications. Now when I apply for positions (150+ jobs applied), I hardly get any responses, if any right away rejection letters without even any interviews. I have reviewed my resume with many peers and professionals. Everyone seems to agree that I have quite an impressive resume with impactful experience. So I am beginning to wonder if my gender and age (based on # of years of experience) are causing the filtering of my resume without even getting consideration for interviews. It could even be the break in my career. Any thoughts or advice for me?
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What sexual harassment have you seen at your jobs before?
How did you handle it?
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So, fast forward a few weeks, I applied for two positions in March--three weeks before posting about having to "play" the game and how does one do that in this current arena?
I finally heard back that I was no longer being considered for one, but I was interviewed for the other last Friday---pulled out all the stops, had a wonderful interview, answered all of the questions in full with examples and left the interview feeling confident.
I received the rejection email today---I admit I am frazzled! Not sure my patience or my heart can take anymore...
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A reporter at NPR reached out to Fairygodboss because they're looking for women who have recently joined or rejoined the workforce about what drew them into the job market, what some of the challenges are, and any steps their employers might be taking (or that women wish employers would take) to build a more inclusive workplace.
Anyone have relevant experience + interest in speaking with NPR? Comment or message me and I'll connect you. Thank you!
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I work for a non-profit. I am concerned about workplace bullying. I would like feedback about potential toxicity in my workplace. We have two colleagues who are named Bert and Rich. I am on good terms with both of them. They seem to be on the lower end of the social structure at work. Last year someone began to jokingly refer to them as Bert and Ernie. I was taken aback as I was a new hire. Now people are using those names more often. They are now basically referred to as Bert and Ernie in every meeting that I attend that they are not present for. I find this behavior unprofessional. Do you think referring to two colleagues behind their backs as Bert and Ernie would constitute bullying? How concerned should I be about the culture of my workplace overall?
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