Advice for Women: Are You Ready to Enter the Workforce?

For younger women, entering the workforce can be hard. It can be more difficult without prior job experience. But while the process may seem daunting, it doesn’t need to be if you have the right tools at your disposal. Whether you recently graduated or took a hiatus and are now ready to re-enter the workforce, the tips below (shared by Netizen Me) can help.

Finding High-Paying Work 

If you want better-paying jobs, the first step is to establish yourself as knowledgeable in your field. You can do this by highlighting relevant accomplishments and experiences. The next step is to find highly established employers with good financial standing. Use LinkedIn to give you insights about the company and Glassdoor to read employee reviews

As soon as you have a list of prospects and job listings, create a killer resume and a powerful cover letter that can get you noticed. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend hours polishing your resume on your own — you can create one for free using online templates and apps. All you need to do is supply your information.

You can ace the interview by preparing ahead of time — prepare a list of possible questions and answers. Do a mock interview with a friend to help ensure success. Most importantly, look professional by dressing the part and exuding self-confidence during the interview.

Get an Advanced Education 

Completing a professional development course can better prepare you for the workforce. Consider taking a professional development course in medical coding if you’ve gained some basic experience or have worked as a coder in the past. Here’s an example of the types of medical coding courses online. This advanced course can make you become an expert so you can take high-paying medical coding jobs. You’ll gain more knowledge and up your medical coding skills, such as knowing how to better assign codes and accurately identifying procedures and services claims. Don’t forget to get certified as that’s the proof you did complete the course and passed the assessment. 

Try Entrepreneurship 

You can also become your own boss by launching a startup. But make sure everything is set up, including how the business will be structured. Form a limited liability company or LLC if you want to enjoy advantages such as not having to file a lot of paperwork and flexibility with taxes. States have different rules for forming an LLC, so make sure you check the rules for New York before taking the next step.

How to Land a Leadership Role

Do you have what it takes to become a successful leader in your field? Competence is essential but it takes more than that to land a leadership role. Good interpersonal skills, resilience, integrity, excellent problem-solving skills, and sincere enthusiasm are a few things you need to become a leader. If you have these, it’ll be easier to work your way up. 

Navigating Sexism

Discrimination, stereotyping, or gender bias can be a problem, especially for women in the workplace. If you experience this, check your employee handbook to see policies regarding discrimination at work. Depending on the severity of the violation, it might be better to consult a lawyer for guidance. 

Take That First Step

Writing a killer resume, completing a professional development course, building new skills, and being aware of anti-gender discrimination policies or regulations can help you enter the workforce with ease. 

About the Author
Shirley Martin

Shirley turned her neat freak personality into a business when she became a home organizer. When she isn’t busy working her magic on homes in need of her special touch, she is sharing helpful tips on her site, Tidy Life Today.