THE CAREER PAGE
We bring here links to articles and various other websites for the career woman. Contact Us to add to this.
We go for quality over quantity. We read through and curate information so you don't have to sift through 25 articles or websites before finding one that works for you.
So if we have only a handful, be rest assured, those are all well worth a read! Tell us honestly, do you have time to read through every link below?? Yeah, that's what we thought!
But we will keep updating regularly, so keep checking back!
There are plenty jobs around... but which one is suited for you? Whether it is your first job, or you want to change careers or just want to know your personality type, here are some options. These are online tests that give you an insight into yourself.
Now, fair warning!!! Be Honest. You don't have to show it to anyone so be brutally honest in your answers. Answer what is true and not what you think others want to hear from you...
This is the standard test that many companies and education counselors use. It identifies your personality across Extrovert or Introvert, Sensing or Intuitive, Thinking or Feeling and Judging or Perceiving. It arrives at a combination of the four to ID your personality type. While this may not be 100% who you are, it is a fairly accurate description.
The official version is paid, but there are several alternates that are free that are available online.
However, if your job involves working with people, or you are in HR, making a one time purchase is not a bad idea!
You can find more details here.
Very similar to the Myers-Briggs and 16 personalities, this free test claims to help you not only test your personality type but also find your strengths. Access here.
FINDING A JOB
This website covers more than just finding a job. Though US in focus, it has loads of other stuff like webinars and a host of other downloadable resources like setting a career vision, unexpected tough questions to prepare answers for and so on.
Take a look, it's worth it!
Has a distinct India focus or those searching for jobs. And for those in that region, their Mentors section is worth a look.
Connects women with opportunities in tech. We have not used it, cannot personally vouch for it, but we have heard good things about it. Click here to access the site.
The Muse differentiates itself from other job sites by giving you a more in depth and overall picture of the job hunt 'experience'. From job opportunities to expert advice to inside info on companies that are hiring. They have a lot of information in the Advice column and well worth checking out if you are in the job market, you are a HR person or otherwise. The Muse.
Again with an India focus, quite literally translates to work from home, the site offers a host of resources beside job search. Their Career Advice section is particularly useful.
This site is both a job search portal as well as advice/discussion forum for women. It is fun and insightful and worth a look. The discussions and Q and A as well as articles is well worth a look. You can post anonymously too, so there is an added layer of safety if you are worried about your identity being revealed.
FUNDING FOR WOMEN
We bring here funding and capacity building help for women. Every site showcased here might not be for women only, but is very useful nonetheless.
Support for science and tech innovators. Provides access to training, networks and resources as well as provide grants depending on the stage of work. US centric.
The website lists grants available for women centric programs, startups and entrepreneurial ventures worldwide. Listed continent-wise, a useful resource to bookmark.
Thank you Billie Callahan of NICNE/NIU for bringing both these links to our attention, much appreciated!
THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE:
This article we like because it is full of one-liners! Successful women give the best advice they ever got. Click here.
This page from careerwomen.com has a collection of useful articles. Not all of them are amazing, but take a look nonetheless. Click here.
This article from the New York Times is something we can all relate to. It is a year old, but rings true. Click here.
This article from the World Economic Forum and has a video and transcript from Laura Tyson of UC Berkeley on why women are paid less. It is factual and worth a read. Click here.
So it is not enough if you are smart, educated and have a kickass job. You still cannot rent a home as a single woman! Old fashioned ideologies and prejudices are bigger battles. Click here.
Abby Eubanks of Bankrate.com sent us this informative link. It talks about how student loans and the gender wage gap affects student loan disbursal and repayment for women.
While US centric in its content, it is an eye opener for everyone to see how our gender is viewed in the eyes of the financial market. Click here to read.