Reasons why not

It’s not your job to reject yourself, other people don’t need your help. Your job is to think through how to most effectively communicate and demonstrate your competency.

You can spend time thinking about why you might get turned down, but it should only be in the context of honing your approach.

You’re too smart and resourceful to concern yourself with whether or not a door is locked, your focus should be on where to apply your heel on said door after getting a running start…

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.

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