Even though women have a lot more rights today than they had in the past, they are stilled viewed by many as being inferior to men. A woman who does the same job as a man will still bring home a smaller check just because she is a female. Women who work in male-dominated industries have an even harder time.
The good news is that there are several things that women can do to succeed in a male-dominated industry. Below are five success tips:
Know Your Profession
In order to do your job well, you have to have a good understanding of your profession. You should take the time to research so that you can find out more about your job. You should also ask questions if you feel that you do not understand something.
Set Short Term And Long Term Goals
One of the keys to getting ahead in your profession is to set both short term and long term goals. You want to set the bar high, but you should make sure that your goals are realistic. I want to be named the employee of the month six months for now is an example of a great short term goal. I want to receive a promotion is an example of an excellent long term goal. You also want to put a plan in action that will help you achieve those goals.
Be Willing To Go The Extra Mile
Because people may already view you as inferior just because you are a woman, you have to be willing to work harder. You should go to work a little bit early and stay a little later a couple of days out of the week. You should also volunteer to take on a new project. Hard work really does pay off, and your efforts will eventually be rewarded.
If you want to get ahead in a male-dominated industry, then you will have to learn how to prioritize. Prioritizing is defined as putting the most important things in your life first. At the beginning of every work week, you should make a schedule. You should try your best to stick to this schedule. For moms running a small business, if you struggle to find time balancing between spending time at home and at work, consider set up one of the virtual offices. You can then work from home while still have someone mending your mail and phone messages.
Surround Yourself With Positive People
You will most likely have people telling you that you cannot do something simply because you are a woman. That can get quite frustrating, so you want to make sure that you have a couple of positive people around you to balance out the negativity.
It is a shame that we are in the 21st century, and women are stilled viewed as being inferior to men. Fortunately, if you have a good understanding of your profession, prioritize, set goals, work hard and surround yourself with positive people, then you will be able to get ahead in your career.
Written by Beth Gadd