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Is Successful Career Only for a Man?

Saying that a successful career is only for a man would be like saying that a successful career is only for a man over 6 feet tall. Men and women of all ages, with all types of educational backgrounds have successful careers. There is definitely ‘living proof’ of that fact. In some instances, men are paid more for comparable jobs, yet there are times when a woman is compensated more highly. Unless the job is defined in some way as ‘gender specific,’ only individual qualifications, including education, work experience and availability should ever be a consideration for employment.

There are fields of study and areas of employment that seem to be dominated by men or by women, though they appear to be a mix of each in every job sector. There may be certain fundamental requirements that allow for a greater gender success, such as an ability to lift a certain weight or a job defined as ‘cocktail waitress.’ Certain women can lift great weights and at times, a man may convince the lounge to hire a ‘cocktail waiter.’

How much one earns by way of his or her job is generally defined by the job classification itself. Certain job titles carry with them certain salaries. Experience in the industry creates yet another wage bracket or salary range.

Most successful people choose a field of study that they love and can imagine themselves being devoted employees or very successful entrepreneurs for a lifetime. Primarily, it is the love of what one does that evolves into what is classed as successful. When deciding whether a successful career is only for a man, it is extremely important to define the word ‘successful.’ What makes a person feel valuable?

If you believe that men and women have equal rights, if someone asks if you’re feminist, you have to say yes because that is how words work.

AZIZ ANSARI

The job itself may be the real value added to one’s life and not the yearly salary. A woman or a man who raises children well may feel complete and valuable, while others do not always see him or her that way. Our success is subjective and is very hard for people to define. Happiness and joy may be success. Career fulfillment or money may equate with success. There are so many variables which go into just how a person feels about oneself.

There are various ways to “get ahead” in any field or endeavor. Education, dedication, interview techniques and presentation of skills via a well-constructed resume are all factors of future success. All people deserve to be successful and to see themselves through that mirror image.

Work for Free and Gain Important Experience

Volunteering is traditionally seen as something people do to help those who are less fortunate. Opportunities for volunteers exist in just about every social service organization and many for-profit companies also offer unpaid internships and apprenticeships. Working for free is not just for the altruistic. The experience you can gain from volunteering is only limited by the amount of effort you invest in yourself.

When you volunteer for a company, you are essentially working for free. Do not take your volunteer position for granted. The company that gives you a volunteer position does so because they need a service that you can provide. Volunteers are used for everything from feeding the homeless to designing websites. Because you won’t get cash payment for your services, it is important that you gain valuable experience from your work.

The company that you work for will likely try to match your skills with their needs. If you are volunteering because you need a legitimate work history for your resume, it is perfectly fine to do something you are already skilled at. However, if you seek volunteer work to gain knowledge and experience, you will want to try something new.

Organizations that use volunteers sometimes offer free training. The organization and the volunteers benefit from this training. By training the volunteer workforce, the organization benefits because its volunteers know exactly what to do. Volunteers benefit from the training by learning skills that can be carried over to a paid position.

Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.

Sherry Anderson

If you are unsure whether or not you want to pursue a particular career, volunteering in that industry can give you valuable information. By simply donating some of your free time to work in the field, you can either find out that it is not for you or gain valuable contacts in the industry. These contacts can serve as mentors or references in future job searches.

Volunteer work is an important addition to any resume. Even if you have paid work experience, volunteer work should not be downgraded on your resume. By showing a future employer that you will be willing to donate your time and expertise, you prove that you have the initiative they are looking for in an employee.

New Part Time Job: Babysitting

Anyone who is between jobs or seeking extra employment opportunities can benefit from picking up babysitting as a part-time job. Babysitting as a part-time occupation is very flexible and the opportunities are endless. Many people have children and prefer to do business with small entrepreneurs rather than large daycare facilities. Individual sitters can give their children more attention, which is what they need the most when their parents are away.

Babysitting can be a very fruitful business endeavor. However, obtaining a babysitting position takes skills, poise and strategy. The following are some helpful tips on how to obtain a part time babysitting position:

Gain Some Experience

The first step one should take before seeking a part-time babysitting position is to gain experience. One can gain experience by looking after family members’ children and even doing occasional babysitting for the neighbors. This gives the person a chance to see if he or she enjoys the art of caring for other people’s children. Babysitting is not for everyone. It requires a great amount of compassion, caring and loving attention. Babysitting is not a job that is suitable for everyone. Therefore, the individual should test the waters locally before performing a job search.

Gather References

It is extremely important for an applicant to have business and personal references. Most parents want to make certain that they are leaving their children in the care of someone trustworthy. They will want to verify that the applicant has appropriate experience and that any previous parents will recommend his or her services.

I grew up babysitting and always enjoyed it. I love family. A couple of my closest friends have kids, and I’m their godfather, and that’s one of my greatest pleasures in life, just picking them up from school and hanging out with them.
Matthew perry 

The applicant should have at least three references listed. It is better if at least one reference is not a family member. That way the individual can provide an unbiased reference. Family members are not bad references, but the parents will feel more confident receiving a recommendation from an unrelated party.

Construct a Resume

One way to take a step above everyone else is to build a professional resume. Not many people think to submit a resume to a family looking for a babysitter. However, a resume displays a certain level of professionalism that many other applicants will miss. A resume gives the parents insight to things that are not covered in interviews, such as the applicant’s grammatical skills and work history. Potential babysitting employers like to see a person’s job history because previous work sometimes plays a role in the hiring decision.

A new applicant should seek assistance from some kind of professional resume service. A resume service can help a person to paint a perfect image that will intrigue and entice a potential employer. A resume could be the one thing that decide your future. A resume is crucial to gaining employment.

Begin the job Hunt

The last step in the process is searching for part-time babysitting positions. Applicants can find babysitting positions in the local newspaper, online and sometimes on local flyers. The individual may also wish to place an ad in a local newspaper offering services. No matter where a person finds the position, success will require the same strategy.

Should You Hold a Job While Studying?

There are many arguments, both pro and con, regarding holding a job while going to school. Below, several of the advantages and disadvantages are examined in detail.

Some advantages to working while studying:

  • You’ll gain experience in the real world, maybe even in your field of study if you get a paid internship as a job. Interns are frequently hired by the company after graduation.
  • You may not have to borrow as much in student loans if you work while attending college, so you’ll have less of a loan debt after graduating. Some students who work are able to avoid student loans completely.
  • You’ll have extra spending money for eating, going out, socializing, or getting new clothes. You’ll also have more money if something unexpected happens, such as a major car repair or a rent increase.
  • You’ll seem more mature and responsible if you are able to show on your resume that you worked during college. It could help you land your dream job.

Of course, there are also some disadvantages to working while studying:

  • You might not be able to take as many credits per term, so it could take longer to graduate. Some students work full-time and go to school part-time.
  • If your classes are extremely challenging, you won’t have as much time to study. Your grades might be lower than if you were able to put all of your time into your classes.
  • You can focus completely on your courses, which might be less stressful than working while studying. You’ll have more leisure time and won’t feel like you’re spread too thin.

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD

The list of advantages is somewhat longer than the disadvantages. In most cases, working at least part-time while attending school is beneficial. With the costs of tuition and books increasing every year, working can make a noticeable difference in the amount of student loan debt at graduation. Additionally, anything that can increase a new graduate’s likelihood of finding a job is almost a necessity in the current tough economy. Having the self-discipline to hold down a job and keep up with you class work is a good training for the corporate world, and the majority of the people looking at your resume will be impressed.

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