Today’s post is written by Kat Krull is the Marketing Manager of Resunate, the world’s only automatic optimized resume tool. You can find Kat and Resunate on Facebook and Twitter.
While you may have excellent references, a slew of experience, and an extensive list of skills, those aren’t the only things that will help you land a new job in a tight job market. Much of the job search is about your confidence in yourself, such as your ability to show potential employers the value you will bring to the company — which is not something every woman has experience with.
According to an article in Harvard Business Review, there are four ways women stunt their careers unintentionally:
Being overly modest — Men are more willing to take public credit for their successes; women spend less effort ensuring they get the gold star next to their name.
Not asking — Women fail to get promoted because they fail to step up and apply.
Blending in — Some women go to great lengths to avoid attention; blending in causes missed opportunities.
Remaining silent — Failing to speak up and express yourself.
Find yourself guilty of any of the above? You may be hurting your chances of landing a new job. In this article from Forbes, Mastering the Art of Authentic Confident Self-Promotion, Bonnie Marcus says,
“People are too busy today to go out of their way to find you, recognize and reward you. The good news is, however, that you can create the visibility and credibility you need to move your career forward. You can control how others perceive you in the work environment.”