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Women - How To Achieve Your Career Ambitions

Mar 24, 2008
What is your career ambition? Would it be ideal if you were in a job that offers you a sense of security and puts you through a lot of challenges? Would this make you happy? However, directly connected to the education that a person receives, the surroundings that a person has been brought up in, the kind of people he or she mixes with, career ambitions are multifaceted and multidimensional.

Do you find yourself under pressure and having to put up with less-than-ideal job options, terrible employment alternatives, and squashed career ambitions? Women frequently tend to perfect their abilities in bigger companies, but leave as soon as their career ambitions are not completed.

Women's position in the workforce is unique because many of them also aspire to have families and raise children. And working as a part-timer or having flexible working hours can signify that career ambitions are limited.

It is astonishing that nearly 30 years after the Sex Discrimination Act came into power, many women are still inadequately represented in the most influential places.

Some Things You Can Do

What you really need to do is keep yourself motivated. You also need to make sure that your skills are up-to-date and match what employers are looking for. After all this has been done, you may find that you need to go back to school or take a class or seminar in your chosen career field.

If you've followed all the steps above, and find that, despite numerous interviews, you are unable to land a job offer, it may be due to any of the following reasons:

-You are not adequately illustrating your career path
-You lack the required credentials or experience
-You are suffering from an obvious lack of individual readiness
-You are not dressing the part
-You have not thoroughly researched the company or industry
-You are not communicating clearly
-You are not asking enough pertinent, thoughtful questions

It is up to you to make sure that the interviewer receives all the details they need to make up their mind to give you the position that you have applied for. In the last part of the interview you have the chance to ask questions that cover facts about the company and the position, and that shed light on points made during the interview.

Finding Opportunities

Surf online on a daily basis and see what opportunities you can find. You should sign up for as many "jobs by email" lists as you can. Make an effort to pursue any job that is even just a little bit associated to what you want to do.

When you're looking for a job, and have certain ambitions that you want to fulfill, you need to be aggressive. Follow the tips above and you will be well on your way to career success!
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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