So I am 34 years old, and I put my career prospects on hold for about 10 years, and have been employed for around 5 of those years. A lot was due to a huge health scare due to working that happened in my early 20s, combined with money that I had inherited, which caused me to foolishly rest on my laurels and health fears. I wasted away my 20s in a long-distance relationship, which we had planned on having a family etc. It recently ended, unfortunately. Now, I am in a predicament where I have to truly think about how I am going to strategize the remaining years I have. I no longer look young, and my work experience is horrible. I could either start in retail once again, however I worry I will be stuck there for the remaining years of my life, or worse be laid off because I am not moving anywhere within the company. The other option is to go back to school in something more profitable and secure regarding the future. I have heard ageism starts around the age of 35 for women though, and this is for experienced women, too! What are your thoughts? School will begin in 2021 if I do apply. I would graduate at 37 if I finish. If I stick with retail, who knows where it would lead me, though it would be something on my resume at the moment than nothing. Any thoughts? Thanks so much.
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I am being promoted to a management role, but one of my colleagues is starting to resent it.
Even though I have seniority and have been performing the function informally, I suspect she views us as equals and has expressed a couple of times that she feels “left out” when my opinion is solicited and hers isn’t. The rest of the team will be formally reporting to me but my supervisor doesn’t want to force the issue with changing her reporting structure. We are otherwise good colleagues and I appreciate her contributions to the team, but I am not sure her w to navigate this dynamic. Appreciate any advice!
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When they offer you the job, they will not take it back if you ask for more money and state why you think you deserve it.
There is no downside in asking. They may say no, they will probably move a little and tell you the top level they can go to. It is a mistake not to ask....no downside.
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"As a Job Seeker, What Matters Are the Choices You Make"
Your choices influence your outcomes, thus why you should take them seriously.
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"Trust Is the Key to Setting Yourself Apart During the Hiring Process"
Everything begins with trust.
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Taking a step back in my career due to layoffs - Anyone else experiencing this decision and how if you are, how are you navigating this ?
The market as we know is tough. Very competitive. I am running out of funds and I need a job. I have a little girl and a whole house to take care of, so I need to keep the show going. I am currently SaaS Manager. Love it, because it pays well and I get to work from home. Now, I am laid off and can’t get a job to save my life. I get interviews, make it to the last rounds, and no offer. It’s rough! 6 months down and well…. Yea …umm nothing. I finally decided to step back and get an executive role (no shade to EA’s, it’s a respectable profession). I got a verbal offer and pretty much getting this role. I expect an official offer coming my way soon, I am grateful but I am taken a salary cut, position step back and going onsite.
I will be continuing my search, in the meantime but I am worried about the gap and deciding wether or not to add this job on my resume to fill that gap, I am just lost and wonder if anyone had any advise ??