To celebrate International Women’s Day this week, we’ve collected articles that are geared towards promoting and discussing women in the workforce. Wondering how you should dress for your next job interview? Look no further! Additionally, we’ve also included some general advice on things like making a career change, and choosing your LinkedIn connections. If any of that sounds like valuable advice to you, read on!
A number of factors can make it difficult for a woman to decide what to wear to her next job interview. More and more companies are adopting casual dress policies, and sometimes those expectations carry over to job interviews. However, this isn’t always the case. Knowing what the expectations of the company are can help you better prepare. In this article, Suzy Welch takes you through 4 steps to ensure you dress for success in your next job interview!
This Harvard Business Review study centers around online reviews, and how they are divisive in their nature. It’s incredibly interesting, and makes a fantastic point- ’employer reviews’ are among the most polarizing. From their research, they discovered that in most cases the people who leave reviews are those with an overwhelmingly negative or positive opinion. Nobody with a middle-of-the-road feeling is going to take time to leave a review. This knowledge is incredibly important to consider when using sites like Glassdoor. Unless an employer offers an incentive, most reviews will be from opposite ends of the spectrum. Keep that in mind the next time you are looking at employer reviews.
If you’re going to be looking for a new job, your social media profiles may be in need of a makeover. In this article, ex-Google employee and WayUp CEO Liz Wessel provides some insight on why and how you should update your online presence. In this day and age, recruiters are using everything at their disposal to research candidates they may be interviewing or hiring. Social media has quickly been adopted as one of those tools. If you want stay ahead of the game, you have to consider how you are presenting yourself online.
Over the past 40 years, women’s role in the workforce has progressed significantly, but there is still more ground to cover on the road to equality. LinkedIn has gathered years of data, and the numbers show the shift of women into jobs that were typically occupied by men. STEM jobs in particular have seen significant change, as well as other professions. If you’re curious to see some statistics that illustrate the change, this is a great article to read!
If you’re looking for a new opportunity in your current career, all you have to do to prepare is make some small changes to your resume. However, making a change to a different career entirely is much more challenging. It’s hard to market yourself in a new career when your resume tells a very different story. So how do you bridge that gap? This article has the answers and it provides them in the form of a handy list of ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’. For example: while you may be tempted to go back and slightly change some of your job titles, you shouldn’t! Check out the full article for the explanation of why it’s a bad idea, and more recommendations.
‘Work wife’ is a term that has meant many things throughout the years, before evolving into the friendly version you now hear used. This article looks at how the dynamics of women in the workplace have evolved over the years, much like the terminology. If you’re interested in reading more about the value of female work relationships, check out the full article!
Navigating the high seas of LinkedIn can sometimes lead to choppy water. It’s highly likely that if you’re on LinkedIn, you’ve received a connection or two that you were skeptical about accepting. Thankfully, this handy flowchart from Quartz can help you make that decision. The article walks you through every step of the decision process, so you can understand the mentality behind it. Or, you can just scroll to the flowchart at the bottom and use it!
Our final article looks at many trends going on on the workforce, and what factors will affect women. Artificial intelligence, stress, job interviews, and sexual harassment are all touched upon in this overview from Glassdoor. If you’re wondering what topics will continue to affect the workplace this year, this is the place to find out!