Dear Experts, I got hired recently for a position after beating out 100 candidates. It was my dream job and I was so excited to start. The first two weeks were great. It's a small office and I'm a bit shy, so I was really happy to see myself fitting in with the team. And then, things changed... The company is growing so fast they decided to hire a second person for the same position I have. In fact, they hired the runner-up for my spot. She's not as qualified as me, but she has a very outgoing, sweet personality (think cheerleader in a business suit). Well, everyone LOVES her. I'm not kidding, one exec just said this week, "I LOVE this girl!" when she presented him with her work. This is very frustrating to me. I'm more low-key, and yet, it seems like her personality is landing her more attention and respect. I'm worried my more conservative nature is going to make me the odd-one-out. Any suggestions? Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
April 30, 2009