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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!
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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.
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.
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 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.
PERSONAL BRANDING & THE VIRTUAL WORLD
Navigating the virtual world now is both tiresome and an opportunity to create and curate a brand for yourself. For those who are used to seeing you in a particular way, now is the time to change if you so want to. And even otherwise, now is the time to create a name, a brand and a persona for yourself that can stay with you beyond the stay at home phase. So, what can you do?
WHAT YOU POST & WHERE YOU POST IT
You are trying to brand (or re brand) yourself professionally, remember that.
Sign up on ONLY blogs and networking forums in your field that you think will take your further.
Also look laterally, at websites, blogs and forums you have previously ignored. And create posts and comment on things that interest you.
Do NOT expect much to come out of this, you may make the odd contact but don't expect too much.
Use it instead to curate a persona for yourself as someone knowledgeable in <your area or particular sub area>.
Over time, a persona is built. Be careful what you post and BE CONSISTENT.
AND ONE BIT OF ADVICE: Check for grammar. It is NOT cool to have spelling errors, multiple exclamation marks and loads of emojis. And use a laptop or desktop for lengthier write ups please. Makes your work SO much more professional.
MAKE A VIDEO, ADD IMAGES
People are giving up reading, for reasons known only to them! So add images and short videos of yourself explaining things to boost viewership.
FORWARD AND RE POST; FOLLOW THOSE WHOSE WORK MATTERS TO YOU PROFESSIONALLY
Do not randomly fwd posts and images. There has to be a reason- remember you are branding yourself in a particular niche way! So if you are, say, a caterer, fwd stuff pertaining to that. Do not randomly fwd and re-post everything that comes your way. (That is what your personal networks are there for!)
INCORPORATE YOUR INTERESTS
If you are into poetry or graphic design or something far removed from your work life, try to incorporate that somehow. Your posts can end with a quote or a funky doodle or a fact from history.... it is great way to create a personal brand, to remember you!
Image credit: original madhubani painting by QVW Mmeber Vidya Veeresh
DRESS WELL. DRESS YOUR SPACE WELL!
When doing virtual calls, you do not have to dress up. But not be a mess, no matter how well you know the group.
Ditto with your surroundings. Virtual backgrounds and blur tools are an excellent substitute, but there is something more personal about showing your surroundings. Make sure what is seen is clean and presentable!
(See right for an excellent video on 'How to look Good for Zoom/ Face Time / Skype)
We scoured through several 'how to take good videos of yourself' links and found this one by NYU. It is simple and sensible! Check it out here.