Women In The Workforce: Tips For Ladies To Excel
In the past twenty years, women have made big strides in the workforce. Salaries are closer between men and women than they have ever been. Women have more legal protection in place than ever, and more women are finishing their college degrees than ever before. In short, women are gaining ground financially and respectfully.
Being a woman in the workforce, you have to conduct yourself differently and make different decisions than men do on a daily basis. If you feel like you’re not fully informed on how to be a woman in the workplace. Here are a few tips to help you get along and forward your career as quickly as possible.
Dress for the desired position, not the acquired position
We all know that it’s unfair that women are expected to dress a certain way, but how you present yourself will and does matter when you enter the professional world. You want to exude confidence and ambition in what you choose to wear. If you present a confident and competent image to your employer and your coworkers, you will draw the attention from the possibility of sexism affecting your career, and push it towards professionalism and strength. Dressing above your position will stir up intrigue as to just what you are capable of performing.
Do not allow yourself to be a proverbial doormat
It’s definitely not a bad thing to put in extra hours and extra effort into your new career. Just don’t forget that the word “no” is completely okay. If your employer is attempting to work you excessively, and you seem to be the only person they are requiring this type of time from, then you should probably question their motives.
Also, your family is important. Don’t allow your career or your boss to be put above your closest loved ones. It’s just not worth it. Though it may sound a bit sexist, but studies still show that it’s harder for women to be out of the home for long hours than it is for men. This is a residual effect of the old fashioned role definitions of men and women.
Know the ins and outs of your specialty
From the first day of your career, you should be fully confident in your ability to perform everyday tasks required by your position. It would be even better for you to know just a bit more about the position before you begin your career. Use the internet to its fullest potential, and learn learn learn. Also, it will do you good to research the company that has hired you. Taking a special interest in their company will show that you have initiative and drive.