I did a career change 6 years ago, I went from retail management into network and communication management, after 2 years I finally got an entry level job, I was able to move up with another company I thought would help me grow my career, they spoke about growth and diversity etc.
I work in security which is where I want to grow my career , the problem is after another 3 years I still can’t grow. My boss is very smart and very knowledgeable, however I do not fit in with his group his click, I applied for two jobs that would have been the next step that I had the qualifications for , I was told maybe another position not this one. Then I asked for training and all the training I requested was given to the guys in my team, I start a project and he gives it to the guys my team then says he forgot he gave it to me. I am not as technical as I feel I need to be, however I am taking cybrary classes to get some kind of hands on labs , but I am very frustrated did I mention I am older woman? Well I think That has a lot to do with the opportunities he lets me have , no matter how much I do I can’t get anywhere, I don’t want to sound like I’m whining I am willing to work as hard as anyone and trying to make my opportunities but I am getting tired of hitting my head on the wall , I am trying to get out and get another job and get any experience I can on this one , but it’s very frustrating, any advice? Did I make a mistake going into security technology?