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“It’s not just the job search,” Tracy says in this episode, which is taken from a recent webinar she hosted, “It’s about transforming your life.” More and more women are looking to make career moves, be it reentering the workforce after raising families, looking for a more fulfilling role, or leaving companies which have repeatedly passed them over for promotion despite their contributions and seniority. In fact, women are so severely undervalued in the workplace, that just taking small steps to what Tracy calls “power position” yourself can increase your salary up to 90% and even double up your level. Today, Tracy will offer invaluable advice through all stages of the process, from how to read between the lines of job descriptions, how to tighten up your interview skills, all the way through to negotiating.
This starts with asking foundational questions. What would your future role look like? What impact would it create? How would it fulfill you? Will you be as much a fit for the company as they are for you?
Is your skillset a good tradeoff for what the company has to offer, particularly as more workers are placing increased value on aspects such as flexibility and mental health?
In fact, so important is finding the right position, that Tracy considers the job search an act of self care.
If you’re willing to forget everything you know, today’s episode will save you time, money and the “whiplash” that comes with trying to do everything yourself. You’ll also gain a competitive edge in a volatile market and against men who take their natural advantage for granted.
She’ll explain the best time of year to launch your job search, whether or not it’s worth it to upskill, and the most important aspect of your LinkedIn profile that recruiters are sure to notice.
“It's not just the job search. It's about transforming your life.” (2:35 | Tracy)
“Women I've noticed tend to overthink and really over-iterate, trying to do it all themselves, asking their friends, partners and spouses for their advice. And that can create a lot of whiplash.” (8:16 | Tracy)
“How’s your role? How are you? What would a better role look like?...what do you actually need from work because you give a lot.” (10:40 | Tracy)
“I say that you should always be just searching, or always have an eye open for something that's better. It can only benefit you. But it's important not to wait also until you're under duress.” (13:29 | Tracy)
“The psychology of a job search is something that can paralyze a lot of women and people from moving forward.” (17:48 | Tracy)
“One of the most fundamental pieces of a job search is clarity.” (21:03 | Tracy)
“If you feel skeptical about job search experts, you have every right to feel that way. I think 83% of women feel like recruitment is biased in favor of men. Does that ring a bell? Does that sound resonant? Because it's true.” (31:27 | Tracy)
“This is your time, this is for you. This is for your family, this is for your mental health. This is for your financial future, a lot of different things.” (33:43 | Tracy)