My question is have you, been undersold or had your skill set diminished by others at work? If so, how have you handled it?
We’re going through a career shift with my husband.
I’m noticing he’s being ‘undersold’ via his manager to the soon to be hiring team at the company they will be working for*.
I think the mgr. wants his ‘team’ of what he’s deeming “Level III Server Engineers” to be taken first (as he’s worked with them the longest).
My husband has as much or more experience as these other team members, but due to the way he came into the college (part time due to having to service other outside clients) he hasn’t worked 100% full time at the college with this team.
He still has one client (thankfully one with a BIG name charity in our locale…actually Nationally known) who is very willing to write a glowing referral. She’s promised to get it to him ASAP. ;)
My husband has
Client O/S – 16 years
Server O/S – 14 years
MS Office – 17 years
(Skill Set and experience puts him at Level III engineer) but was “sold” to the new hire as a Level II. This new hire, has taken the stance of taking the manager’s word for it (i.e. to help the transition along, wasn’t requiring nor requesting resumes or referrals). That’s where I have a huge issue with this. My husband was blind to what was happening.
*Quite technical, but they currently work at a college in the Information Services Dept, and will at the beginning of the year be employed by said college.
As a side note: Husband is an Aspie with ADHD. As far as we know, the hiring CIO is not privy to the info. The ‘underselling’ manager he works under knows. This may have been another factor.
I’m advising my husband to go not through his manager (as this manager may not decide to stay with the college), but to go directly to the person who will hire him with a resume and referral letter in hand.
What would you do/have you done, in this situation?