Previosly held an executive role but now getting approached about Manager level gigs?
I was previously on the executive team for a well known company going through hyper-growth and stepped away a couple years ago to take a job as the first FT employee at a pre-product startup. The purpose of taking the risk was it provided me a different type of work experience and a completely new type of industry experience. I have since left the startup and now that I am back on the market feel like I’m getting lowballed by recruiters and my peers who claim to want to help. Mostly people are coming to me with independent contributor or manager level roles. Which while they’re good jobs, I know I have more to offer. I can’t tell if its because I am female, look young, or if its the conpetitive nature of VPs and Senior Directors to block peers out from achieving similar level career success.
Its discouraging since I worked incredibly hard to move past the Director level, and held Manager level jobs at a major tech company almost a decade ago. I’m wondering how do I get past the current roles I am being approached about, and expose myself to the types of roles I’m really after.
Does anyone at a similar point in their career (15-20 years) have experience dealing with this type of bias? Suggestions are welcome. #executivejobs #jobhunt #seniorleader