So you think you were passed over for a promotion? Now what?
- Address your feelings of disappointment, frustration, or anger. You have to get past that.
- You need to actually know what happened, not just guess. It could be an awkward conversation with your boss. But you need to have some information.
- If there are formal performance reviews, make sure that being passed over is included in the discussion. These reviews always include expectations and plans for the coming year. Make sure that training or whatever else you need will be promised to you.
But it is not just about you.
There might be a problem throughout the organization. But all companies want to avoid lawsuits or tension with the LGBTQA+ community. They also don’t want inequity issues with women employees.
But I have also had clients tell me they are at a disadvantage because they are white, male, and not black or brown. This is why companies employ experts in DE&I, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
If the issue is political, you might have limited options on what to do. The best choice actually might be to find another job.
You have to be proactive, not the victim. Does this involve just you, or are there broader complications?
I am a career coach, and these are the issues I discuss with my clients. You can schedule a consultation at no charge; click this link to my scheduler. I look forward to speaking.