A few weeks ago, I spoke with a client who was distraught over humiliation she experienced at work after learning that many in her office believed she was only promoted because of Affirmative Action. She found it difficult to work because she wondered how many others held the same belief. As I tried to convince and remind her that she earned her promotion, she questioned her abilities. The experience shattered her confidence.
I recently uploaded a video on our YouTube career channel that addresses this workplace issue. Navigating Around Workplace Bias of shares the experience of many and offers tips that can help those who are experiencing workplace bias.
If you have experienced discrimination of any type, report it. If the company has a process, go through the internal process first. The following resource can help determine what can be done: www.workplacefairness.org/proving-employment-discrimination.
Confidence Matters. Many allow fear to keep them from pursuing that next position. In this blog post, I provide encouragement to move forward despite the fear. Below is an excerpt:
"What fear are you allowing to keep you from moving forward in your career? What are you telling yourself when you come across a position or goal that you are fully qualified for but keeps you from stepping out and doing it? Why is it easier to believe that you can’t do it versus that you can? After all, it takes the same amount of energy so why not believe in the positive outcome?"
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Recently, I participated in an interview with Anne Alston at AlstnTec's BMWOC3 podcast and discussed my journey from distribution management to owning a career services company. In it, I also include a few career tips on ageism, confidence and having a positive attitude. I invite you to listen to the interview and let us know what you think:
Do you have a problem with trust? I did. What do you do when the people you trust lie to you? Read more about what I learned after realizing that bitterness over betrayal would never work. Check it out on our Today Chronicles Page:
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