Hi, Fabulous Working Females!
If you’ve made it this far and are reading this post, thank you for your time and interest in Fabulous Working Females! I am so excited to start this journey with you all and hope the content to come will be as beneficial and motivating for you as it is for me.
WHO AM I?
For those of you who don’t know me my name is Kerry Adams, and I am 27 years old. I was born and raised in Verplanck, NY and currently live in Hoboken, New Jersey. I work in New York City for a large corporation (when there isn’t a pandemic-WFH for now!). As I begin this journey with creating Fabulous Working Females, I think it is important for my readers to learn about my personal and professional experience, and why I was inspired to start this page.
I began in my professional career just one month after graduating from college, and worked at my first company for a year and 8 months. I worked an entry level position, and boy did I learn a whole lot about the corporate world! Given this was my first ever real professional corporate job, I struggled in the beginning as do we all.
To learn how the working environment operates, as I’m sure you all did or continue to do, can be tricky. The do’s, the don’ts, the politics of it all. What I’ve realized along my career journey is that your etiquette, professional relationships, in addition to the way you carry yourself is JUST as important and crucial to your career as it is to perform well in your day to day job.
When I was about a year in my first role, I was in a place where I had started to excel in my position and was ready for the next step. This is when my ambition and eager towards my career really set in. I started to have conversations with co-workers who were in the position I was working towards moving up in. I started to shadow them to learn the role, and ask for their insight on what to do if I wanted to get promoted. That's the thing, no one tells you how to navigate succeeding in your career. You have to go and look for it yourself.
Anyway, I LOVED this company. I had amazing friends, incredible managers, and was in a great working environment. Long story short, I put my best effort into working towards a promotion at this company. I pitched for a promotion about 3 or 4 times, and did not get the position. At the time I beat myself up and couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong, but looking back it just wasn’t my time. At this point, I felt unsure of what to do next. I loved where I was working, but I started to realize the position I was working towards may not be a good fit for me. Not every position is meant for everyone.
I was conflicted. I loved the company, but it just wasn’t happening. I was so stressed, what should I do? I worked so