I work in Sales for a large, global, manufacturer. The division I work in is small with very few opportunities for advancement. I have been considered for two roles in my division in the past year. I did not receive either position, although I was in the top 2. The feedback I've received is that it is just "not my time" yet, and that I'm on a list of employees they "need" to promote. I don't know how many others are on this "list", but my guess is they are all male and have worked for the company longer than I have.
I received an award for my work in 2022 and received the highest scores on my 2022 review that can be given.
I've now decided to move internally to a different division, which I was led to believe was "easy" when I was hired - it is anything but! I have applied to 4 positions in the last month, with interviews for 3 of them. I was flagged as a "Good Fit" in the internal Career Site and all the interviews seemed to go well in my opinion. In each case, I have one or two interviews and then I am ghosted - my application shows in the "Interview" stage on the Career Site, but no calls, no emails, no updates - nothing! It is worse than internet dating.
For the roles I have received feedback on, it is always the same: lack of experience in the industry. The recruiter and the hiring manager knew this about my experience before scheduling me for interviews. I feel being a woman of color, I am only being interviewed to "check a box", as there is a strong I&D initiative in this company. That being said, I don't see how I can overcome this - I have changed industries three times since 2014. Moving to a new industry requires product knowledge training initially, but I would think my strong sales track record and sales management skills would override the lack of industry knowledge.
I took this position to work for this company, not because I am in love (or had any experience) in the particular field I am in. Also, note I only have about 6 years or so before hitting retirement age, so I do not want to job hop endlessly. My goal is to make as much money as possible to save for retirement. I won't be vested with my 401K company contributions until next year.
I don't know whether to keep on the same track or look at other companies in 2024. The one thing I don't want to do is take a lower position with the promise of a promotion in the future - been there, done that.
Any advice is appreciated!
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I have a bossy coworker (male) who has usurped by (female) boss's authority previously, and attempted to do it again today.
He has derailed work meetings by questioning me, and my boss doesn't interfere or interrupt at all. She didn't question his previous action, which basically took a job duty away from me and appropriated it for himself. I asked her about it, and whether it was permanent. She indicated (vaguely) that it wasn't, but she didn't seem too worried about it. It was his area of expertise, so I let it go. If he wants to reduce my workload, I'll just spend that time posting to FGB!
He sent an email today, cc'ing her, and gave me some orders outside of his wheelhouse. I spent at least an hour writing a draft that detailed my level of knowledge and how I didn't need to do what he insisted on, then decided to simply say I'll do whatever our boss says in a reply-all response.
The other email would have been sent to my boss's boss and someone else in the organization who supervises my stakeholders, and the supervisor of my stakeholders.... and I wanted to cc' others as well.
But I felt that would have been a jerk move response to a jerk move.
I'm proud of myself for standing up for myself and keeping it brief, but now I know I really need to discuss it with my boss, and she doesn't have time for this nonsense.
What would your next step be, hive mind?