I have been doing good work and a senior person has noticed and encouraged me to ask for more and opened up some informal opportunities.
January 8,2022 at 5:17AM UTC
Before I could ask for a promotion/raise, my manager began providing me with incredibly unfair and negative feedback and made it clear even learning opportunities will not open up for me. A mentor told me the problem was my boss had more senior employees to promote and I should stop asking for opportunities if I want to stay in the department. To be clear, I haven’t asked for anything (yet). What should I do? Obviously I won’t compromise the quality of my work. I could transfer but my senior sponsor wouldn’t be able to help me if I did so and the other department’s managers could similar issues with me because they have pre-determined folks to promote. I don’t want to leave the company because it has great work.
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Question for employers, hiring managers, recruiters, and those in charge of conducting job interviews: would you ever consider implementing any of the following practices when preparing to schedule an interview?
• Providing the questions you intend to ask the applicant in advance so that they have time to prepare
• Allowing the applicant to choose which interview format they prefer (phone call, video call, video call platform with camera off, etc.)
If not, why not? Trying to gather information for a research project.
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