I feel stuck in my life right now. I love what I do just need to make more money. I feel I’m too old for school and to start something new. I have done internet job looking for a couple years. I can’t seem to find what I’m looking or it’s to good to be true? Any thoughts? Thanks
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My latest "The Art of Finings Work" column:
"Nick, What Do You Look for in a Resume?"
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I have a coworker who is considered a "star", but treats me without respect
I spoke with my manager about it, but nothing is being done. He told me to confront her, and I did, but she just laughed it off. I feel miserable, it is bullying and I decided to leave. I don't think I can outsmart her. She badmouths me, withholds information that is critical for me, excludes me from meetings, I am tired of fighting this. I think she is trying to be promoted by making me look incompetent.
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Screened Before An Offer
I’m interviewing for a new role, it’s a US firm with consultants in Australia. The industry here is small and I woke up this morning to see that a mutual colleague and the consultant I interviewed with had both viewed my LinkedIn profile. I am concerned, as I haven’t told anyone that I have applied for this role but it seems that this mutual acquaintance been told. The mutual acquaintance also came up in the interview so I know that this isn’t a coincidence. I am shocked. Reference checks are one thing, being backgrounded is something else. What do I say / do? I do feel like I should raise this with HR at the right time and say that I was surprised to see what I saw. And remind them that the industry here is small.
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I'm hosting a holiday get-together in the San Jose, CA area.....
For all of us looking for jobs this season! I'm tired of seeing holiday parties posted on LI and other platforms, when so many are out of jobs. Anyone else have the same depression over this?
Anyway, I'm taking ACTION.
Who's with me?
We ride at dawn!
Seriously, I'm hosting a get together/ meet-up for anyone in the Bay Area/ South Bay/ San Jose, who would like the opportunity to get out of their house, away from the keyboard, and have lunch and smiles with some new faces.
DEC 14th- Thursday, location TBD (likely Campbell downtown)
DM me for more! Let's make this happen!
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Disappointed by my almost former boss
Hi there, need to share my disappointment and puzzlement.
My company has been acquired beginning of November by a competitor, they have recently announced the reorganisation and my department has been split in 2 parts with my manager heading one part and another VP responsible for the other. My manager told me last week that me and my reports will be moved from 1st of January to the other part so I will be under a new VP. Being an high achiever, recently promoted and managing a stellar team, I was shocked to be moved to the other area that works on much less interesting things and I was upset my manager kept all his direct reports but me. Also he cancelled our 1:1 and basically acting like I’m already gone. I should say that he was always appreciative of me and had a good relationship although not at friend/ confidant level as he has with my peers as I set boundaries. Today one of my peers (my boss favourite ) invited me to a meeting and basically ask me to support him with an initiative his team is incapable to manage, this is minimum a 6 month project so I asked him if he was aware I will be elsewhere in few weeks. He said he knows but that I will be “shared” resource accordingly to our manager. I said I can help now until end of the year after that I have other responsibilities where sharing of my services is not included. Now I’m totally puzzled, I know they need me and my team skills why was I literally shipped as parcel elsewhere?
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So I am a real estate professional, but I've been laid off more times than I'd like to admit...
I have my Masters in Real Estate development and have been working in real estate for over 10 years, most recently as a real estate analyst. However, I have either been laid off from every job I loved, or looked over for any form of accolade, promotion, or (for the places I've temp'ed for) a permanent position. The only jobs I ever get called for now are call centers, and customer service. Mostly positions that you only need a high school diploma for. With all the education bills and living expenses, I need about 3x more than what they want to pay me.
While at my last position, my husband and I decided to start a family. He just got a great promotion and I was at my highest pay job. We thought we were pretty settled. We became pregnant, but I got very sick. I had to spend a little over a month in the hospital, had a couple seizures, couldn't walk or stand on my own. It was really bad. Doctors recommended I take another couple months off to regain my strength. After I was well enough to sit at a computer for a few hours, I attempted to come back to work.
The day after I started, the company had a huge layoff, and I was apart of that first round. Now, don't get me wrong, I completely understand why I was chosen and I bear no ill will to the company or the people I worked with. I just took this as a sign to continue to get better, and focus on my little one. I did attempt to get other jobs, but once I told them I was pregnant, demeanors changed. I was told to, once again, focus on the baby and try again after she was born. I get that they hare hiring because they need someone right now, not someone who will need to be out for weeks at a time.
My little star was born in October 2022 and she is doing great. I have stayed home with her for a year and Im trying to get back into the field but, Im only getting hits for jobs that are paying half of what I was making. The thing is, I'm willing to take a lower pay if I can get my foot in the door, but I'm not even getting hits in my field. The reasons I'm getting is that I don't have enough experience, or there was someone who is more qualified. ( Which seems to be the story of my life).
I am using AI to tailor my resume to every job I apply for, so I don't think thats the problem. Im starting to think maybe I'm in the wrong field, but I can't afford any major education right now. Maybe the universe is telling me to pivot directions, but to where? Im running out of my savings, and bills still need to be paid.
I'm desperate for help or advice. I feel so discouraged, and I know I need help. I just don't know what to ask for. How do I get out of this decade long rut?