I was recruited away from a company only to be laid off three months later at my new company.
October 2,2023 at 4:37PM UTC
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The Senior recruiter for my company sent me a text asking me if a candidate that she saw on LinkedIn ( that did not apply but she wants to recruit) was related to me because we have the same last name.
My name is not English, but is very very common among people in the most populous country in Africa. Basically it’s the equivalent of being named Smith in the US. We also live the 4th largest city in the country. This person is responsible for understanding and recruiting a diverse candidate panel but seems oblivious about anything in our area (she’s remote in a neighboring state). Our company says they want to do better in the DEIB space, especially around recruitment and retention but how can they with this person doing the recruitment? How/what should I do to bring this to our HR without outing myself and being screwed by speaking up. Do I need to just be quiet?
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I am at a crossroads career wise and need to make a decision on what’s next.
I worked for a large firm that is part of a public company with many different subsidiaries. I was hired into a leadership position 2.5 years ago and year 1.5 were great in terms of my performance and what I delivered but it burned me out working 70 and even sometimes 80 hour weeks. I took a medical leave for 2 months and when I returned they gave my role to someone else so I only returned part-time. In September I was part of a firm-wide layoff (along with anyone who could legit do the work based on skill that I previously used to lead). Leading up to this, the person who was given my job would gaslight me but need me to do almost all the work as they did not have the skill set-taking credit for all my successes and laying blame on me for poor business outcomes resulting from their decisions not my actions or direction. The lay off was a relief so I could have a severance package, take some time and figure out what’s next. I had just begun looking at new roles to apply for when a colleague from a sister company in the former corporation reached out for some freelance support this felt like a good tip toe back into working, well while wrapping up final steps HR said a senior executive wanted to speak with me about my planned hours (struck me as odd as folks at that level don’t usually spend time on a freelancer). But I hopped on the phone with said leader and they asked if I would want to join in a similar role I had been originally hired for in my last company. I played it as let’s keep talking and see if we’re the right fit for each other but am trying to decide of I should just say yes and take the full time job? After my last role, I had written off this industry and hadn’t planned to rejoin this sector let alone the same corporate parent but it is a good salary, I wouldn’t have to job hunt, and I could continue to work remotely and travel as needed-all things that are proving more challenging as I have started browsing new roles. My fear is it will turn out like my last experience and leave me unfulfilled, burned out and feeling defeated. Do I go for the full time job or look elsewhere while doing a little work for them while they find someone else?
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I have low spirits about applying to jobs.
I am a student and a single parent.
So I have been out of work since April. The job I was with was working for was a seasonal job at company but we were offered full employment after the campaign. Long story short, they said they no longer could do that because other people applying to different campaigns at the company. I started looking for other jobs elsewhere and no luck. Then I decided to go for a position that correlates with my school. Nothing! I have been working with career advisors and researching so, I am getting discouraged....I do not want to go back to waiting tables!
What should I do?
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I have gotten two emails that have asked me to go through unconventional means in order to set up an interview.
One asked me to contact a person through Discord and another through an app. Is this legit or are these scams. I can't tell anymore.
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Transitioning from 9-5 to self-employed or business owner.
Hi ladies. I am looking for advise or insights from those of you who left corporate careers to set up your own business, either online, or physical location (café, wellness studio...). Thank you!
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How do I best handle the timing of job offers?
I've been out of work for almost a year, although I have only been seriously job searching for the past three months, when I opened myself up to looking nationwide. I'm currently a finalist for two jobs. Both good opportunities, lateral moves, in places I'd be happy to relocate to. I will probably get at least one offer by next week.
I also just was invited today to a second round of interviews for a bigger opportunity - larger scope of responsibility, a lot more money, another attractive location. It's a executive level role, and the interview process will extend into early next year. I'm super excited, but it is still too early to get my hopes way up. So I need to decide how to play this out.
If get an offer from one of the lateral opportunities, should I take it and just continue interviewing with the bigger opportunity? Or is that just too big of a bridge to burn, saying yes to one company and then resinding my acceptance a short while later to take a better job? I'm somewhat worried about turning an offer down given how long I've been out of work (oh, and I'm over 55).
Other suggestions for how to handle this situation?