Discrimination still exists in the job market today. We know this means that as a Black woman you will need to go further to demonstrate your worth and grow your career. These are some of the possibilities we recommend you do to explore your career growth.
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Gain more qualifications
First, you need to make sure that you do have the right qualifications. Key qualifications can guarantee that you are a cut above the rest when it comes to other potential hires and give you the upper hand that you need on your job market. For instance, you might want to think about looking into a PRINCE2 foundation course. This is a highly respected application in the IT sector.
Work on your CV/resume
When you are applying for a job on the market, it’s important to understand just how critical your resume is. This is how you get your first foot in the door with a position that you are interested in. You don’t have a lot of time to impress with a resume. In fact, research suggests that business owners will spend no more than sixty seconds on a typical resume before moving on. It needs to be concise with a clear objective and all the relevant information right on the page. You should aim to cut a resume down to about two pages and ensure that there is a notable USP that someone hiring can latch onto. This can be a strong set of qualifications beyond the norm.
Go the extra mile
If you want to strengthen your career and be in the position where you can make change, then you do need to ensure that you are put forward for promotions. This means that you will need to show your worth to any employers. A big part of this will be guaranteeing that you are willing to go the extra mile for a business and present your loyalty as an asset. Some of the things you can consider are working extra hours, pushing for the best outcome for your clients and presenting ideas on how the business can improve; will all help your position here.
Get your side hustle on
Finally, it’s worth thinking about setting up a side hustle. You should do this for two reasons. First, it shows that you are both motivated and committed to succeed. These are two traits that business owners are always looking for when hiring new candidates. Second, and perhaps more importantly, it provides you with the building blocks to take control of your own career. Instead of feeling the pressure to perform for someone else, you can start to work for yourself. With the right focus and commitment, you can transform this into a full business venture that does provide the benefits you need.
We hope this helps you understand some of the key steps that you can take to strengthen your career position as a Black woman working in the world today. Remember, you will still face challenges in the industry that other people do not. While this is not fair, you can conquer them with the right steps in place.