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Have been getting hit up by places about great jobs I’m excited about, but they happen to be at places with known diversity problems. I can’t shake that feeling that they’re talking to me because I’m a POC and they need to diversify, not necessarily because of my experience and skill set. Anyone have advice of how to fight that feeling? Other advice?

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Think of the people that you’ve come across in your career. Do you think they all got their title/great job because they had the best experience/skill set? If you’re confident in what you’ve achieved so far then believe that you’ll have what it takes to succeed in your new role regardless of what initially got you in the door. If you don’t like it, then you just set a new salary and title baseline and can move on to something better.

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Raise your price. Your obviously qualified. So if you think your diversity is a contributing factor for their interests or if they'll benefit monetarily from bringing you (a poc) on, both which will ALWAYS be true, make sure they pay for it... A win win for us all imo.

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