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Have you heard this before? "YOU GOTTA PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!!" I used to hear it all the time too, and I found it a bit annoying. I don't wanna be out THERE! I'm safe and warm in HERE!
Now I'm starting to understand why it's such great advice.
One of the best things I ever did for my career was putting myself in a position to represent the company I worked at. At @ajsmartdesign, I understood what we did, why it was so important and was eager to share it with my network. It became obvious that I enjoyed giving talks, workshops and being on camera. So much so, that it became a big part of my role. I know that not everyone wants to speak at events, be on camera or have their face plastered on instagram stories, but there are other ways you can get similar results.
You could offer to organize events, write on the company blog (maybe START your company's blog!) or host educational sessions. Ideally, it should be something that you enjoy and that will separate you from the pack. Doing something where you're articulating your expertise will help you grow your network. And if people know who you are and what you're good at, you'll have many more opportunities thrown your way. I promise. 🎈
I created Katherine Gansallo Consulting because I now know how powerful it is to
1. Have someone to build your confidence and let you know you are capable of all your dreams and so much more.
2.Have someone to stratergise with about your next career move.
3.Create an outstanding LinkedIn/ CV that gets your foot in the door
4.Have help to ace the interview
5.Devise a strategic promotion plan that focuses not just on the conversation but all that goes into it.
6.Help you get that more senior role or change industries or careers all together.
7.Get the tools and techniques to negotiate a better salary, sign on or overall package.
8.Have an accountability partner to keep you on track and make sure you get to where you want to quickly.
As I struggled through my first few years of working life not knowing whether what I was experiencing was the norm( 3 different jobs in my first year 😱)or if I just couldn’t hack it in the “working world” I felt ashamed and lonely. How come my life didn’t match the vision and how come everyone else was doing so well. I honestly thought I would never make it to where I am now and that my dreams were simply that dreams.
Now who else had parents that made it seem like a simple mathematical formula. Go to school, get good grades and then you’ll do well and have a good paying job and they all lived happily ever after. That’s what it seems like to me now, some kind of fairytale. After only 8 years of working I know there’s no “simple” formula.
Like everything in life, things at work very rarely follow our plans and happen exactly how / when we want them to. I now know I wasn’t alone but at the time that sure wasn’t how I felt.
You see I know what it’s like not to get the graduate job. I know what it’s like to not live at home and have to work to pay bills. I know what it’s like to not have a great and supportive manager or colleagues. I know what it’s like to go on countless interviews and not get the job or work for a company with the “wrong” culture for me and I also know what it’s like to want a promotion .......continued in comments
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The game was not designed for you to win. —
The job search process wasn't created for Black women to thrive. It was designed with white males in mind.
Just look at the Fortune 500 list, the leadership team at your company or the board of the most successful organizations.
This is why it looks the way it does.
This is why it feels like you have to work 2-3x harder than everyone else just to get half the results.
You can’t play by their rules and expect their results.
And sure, even if you do manage to achieve success, I can guarantee that the process will be hard and frustrating and leave you with more battle scars than you’d like.
If you’d like me to DM you a resource you can use to jump start your job search TODAY, give me a 💁🏾♀️ in the comments!
Hi there, talents! 👋
We are happy to welcome our new #ZFtrainees! Composed of 21 members from five different countries, the group is not only culturally diverse, but also consists of a wide range of academic backgrounds. We are proud and excited that these young professionals will be part of our company and our team for the next 15 months during the ZF Global Trainee Program - and beyond 🤗
🙌Insider Insight🙌 “It's always a good idea to get a gut check on what you're presenting. Run your presentation by your boss and other co-workers to get their insights. They will ask the questions in your practice that the intended audience will ask later, and you'll be prepared for the real thing.” - Sena-Series Media Coach @mikethieling
What is it that you want? 📝 Write it down on this post if it helps.
Beware of the deferred life plan.
How we spend our days is how we live our life.
Make your memoirs worth reading.
Don’t wait for the perfect time, there isn’t one.
Come on, let’s get to it! 🚀
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Life is like a staircase. A lot of people will look and talk about how to get to the top, but very few will actually walk the walk and take the first step to get there.