How can I trust that you will stick around since you have travelled so much, we are looking for someone who wants to stay long term with the company? (Context: I went travelling for 2 years about a year ago and I am a woman)
Me: I've finished travelling and want to buy a house and focus on my career. Manager: Okay, come back, settle down, buy a house and have babies (something like that, defiantly mentioned babies.) Me: *In my mind: UMMMMM*
In five years, I would love to be an industry expert that others can go to for ideas, help, and strategy. I’ve had amazing mentors and managers in my past positions, so I’d like to be able to provide similar guidance, potentially taking on a leadership role.