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How can I break into a conversation when people aren’t providing space for others?
I can completely relate to your concern as I have been in similar situations in my life too – personal as well as professional. It’s never easy and there is no fixed formula that works for all such situations but my here are my thoughts for your consideration:
Use visual techniques, like “raised hand” so you get the attention of the talker and others so easier to jump into the conversation…………..
Gaining Traction in a New Role
I moved into a new team lead role; however, I am struggling with stepping up when my peers (now my team members) do not see me as the lead. I want to prove myself to senior leadership, and there is so much to learn. I also have a family, and everything feels overwhelming. I want to succeed, but my nerves are getting the best of me. Any suggestions?
I have been in new roles where I have felt overwhelmed with learning a new job and taking care of my family, so I do get it! Here are some of my thoughts. It sounds like you are putting a lot of pressure on yourself which may be adding to your stress. In a new role, for at least the first 3-6 months, I always have felt over my head, but if you know you are smart, have a unique perspective to share, and enjoy the work, there is no doubt you will be fine. There are always growing pains…
Finding the Next Best Role
I got laid off recently and am looking for a data analyst job. That is what I did for the last two years at my last company. I did a lot of analysis using Excel, Power BI, and JMP, but not SQL, Python, or R. What level of data analytics position should I be applying for? Should I take time off from applying to improve my skills?
I am sorry to hear about the layoff. But, it sounds like you are ready to take your next adventure! There are many data analyst positions in technology or in business process improvement positions that you may already be qualified for. If, instead, you want a data science position, you will need additional skills in Python and possibly R. So, it depends on the level you want to apply for. One path is for you to take a data analytics position in a company you admire…..
Industrial Engineer with Fortune 500 Company
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