I have education and varied experience in two different legs of my industry. I admit that my resume looked jumpy because of my different skillsets that landed me various jobs, but they were necessary at the time, and I have now been trying to focus on just one of those two areas, as is definitely required. I am certified in my current role, have many of the skills and experience required, but not all bc different roles required different skills. I'm 52. I recently interviewed with what looked to be a woman in her long twenties, and the test I was given was passed "with high proficiency"; I got the sense during the interview that they did not know what to do with my background, asked very, very basic questions, and were happy (surprised?) that I knew the answers. Still, they decided not to pursue me as a candidate. I should say that the roles I'm looking for are entry level, because these certifications and experience are required for my new trajectory. I just saw the SAME job posted 6 days ago that I was rejected from last month. I do believe that the only skill I did not have that they required was working within their electronic health record. Seriously, it's not hard; it's data entry. I know this sounds jumbled, but I've streamlined my resume, but still feel that potential employers (who have much fewer credentials and experience that I do) simply do not know what to do with me. I am very conscious about how I come across, stating that I excel in some of the areas need for the job, but I'm entry level in others. I am humble, but confident in what I do bring to the table, I and have no problem taking direction from someone much younger, because I feel you can learn from any and every person you work with, just as I had no problem managing people older than I in the past. It's demoralizing. I'm literally looking for a job that pays 1/3 of what I made my last consulting gig...and no one will let me.
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I interviewed with a company where I hit it off with the hiring manager.
She said she was excited about my candidacy and passed me on to the next series of rounds. I made it to the final round. All of the interviews went well. I sent thank you notes. The hiring manager said I should hear from someone within the week. A week went by and I didn't hear anything. I saw the position reposted on Linkedin. I reached out to inquire about the status of my candidacy and so far have not received a response. It seems to me if they reposted the position then they have passed on me. I just assumed they would send the standard rejection email. I appreciate your thoughts.
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So, I work for three very controlling and erratic bosses.
Everyone is always on guard for what will happen to me next, very chaotic. I have an opportunity to potentially switch departments but I know if I go down this road, they will sabotage me. My friend who is trying to steal me wants me to give a presentation for her department so that her boss can see my skills before I apply. Problem is, how do I tell my manager or do I just do it and beg forgiveness. She will be angry when she finds out but if I ask she’ll likely say no..
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I have a wonderful coworker (Supervisor) that I have worked with for 2 years.
She is a hard worker, never calls in and always goes above and beyond to get the job done. She has amazing performance reviews and has never had an issue with management or other employees.
Our company requires a background check before an employee can start. Apparently our old General Manager did not process her background check and just allowed her to start. She had a run in with the law in 2011 and was convicted in 2018. Once she was allowed to work she assumed the company didn't care about the conviction. There was not a question asking "have you ever been convicted of a felony", so she did not falsify any information. She turned her paperwork in like she was supposed to.
Fast-forward to the current day.... the company realized that her background was never processed and she is now awaiting the results. Her fear is that the background check could cause her to lose her job.
Isn't it the companies responsibility to make sure all of the employees background checks are processed? Should the burden fall back on the employee? ANY advice for her would be helpful.
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