3 Reasons Why a Woman Must Put on Her “Game Hat” to Land a New Job! by Vicki Brackett

3 Reasons Why a Woman Must Put on Her “Game Hat” to Land a New Job!

There is a difference on how men and women approach their job search. If women truly understand the differences, it can help them get what they want.

1. Women tend to “downplay” their accomplishments. Women are not boastful by nature. Most women will spend time telling others how great they are, instead of focusing on themselves. This works with our families, our volunteer groups and in our leadership style, but in a job search, it could hinder us from reaching our goals.

2. Women can miss opportunities because they are worried about everyone else. Women will stay longer in their current job, even when they see the warning signs. Because women are nurturers by nature, we put everyone else first and believe that we are letting everyone down by leaving. We just keep on believing things will work out and that we can make the difference. When this happens we may be missing valuable opportunities because we are not looking at OUR future, but the company’s future.

3. Women most often look at themselves first, before placing the responsibility or “blame” on another, even when the issue is clearly not theirs to own. Women look at their own weaknesses first and what they can do to change. It’s not our nature to start pointing the finger at someone else. Because of this, we tend to look inside first and not take the time to look realistically at what could be changing in our career environment that is out of our control.

These are the very traits that can make women great volunteers, employees and leaders. By focusing on other people first, women can pull teams together, make customers feel wonderful and can make real differences in the things that affect the family, workplace and the world.

The key is for each woman is to understand why she is who she is; to give a straightforward look at what her strengths and weaknesses are. Doing that gives her focus, so that she can put on her “game hat” when looking for a new position.

So, put on your “game hat”. Put yourself first. Look realistically at your professional situation at work and decide to make a calculated move; one that puts you in control of your job search. If you are unemployed at the current time, put on your “game hat” and figure out what you can do to help a company grow and articulate that in your resume and interviews. Remember, no one is going to toot your horn in your job search…it’s your responsibility.

So Ladies, let’s celebrate how we are different, put on our “game hat” and go out and get what we want!

Would love to hear your thoughts on this…..
Best Regards,
Vicki
vbrackett@makeithappenforwomen.com

www.makeithappenforwomen.com
720-851-7800

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