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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?

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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.