I am an experienced on air journalist and media manager who is currently working as a receptionist with a Consulate.
I have applied for two promotions since working at the Consulate and even though it is acknowledged that I am over qualified for my position I have been overlooked and the job has been given to someone less experienced.
I am still friends with people I worked with ten years ago and they say I was one of the best but I can't seem to get a break.
What am I doing wrong?
Here are some possibilities just going off what you have told me.
- You're working outside of your career field. You need to get back into journalism.
- Your current employer is not taking your experience seriously because you're working as a receptionist.
- Maybe the jobs the you're asking for a promotion to at the Consulate are not asking for your type of experience?
I think you need to find a job in your career field.