“My resume did the talking for me. I had the initial interview, they sent me in for a second round and I’ll hear back from them Monday.”

A male client enthusiastically shared the results of my assistance as he transitions from his current role into what’s next. Unfortunately, women not only question their confidence, they also question their qualifications. Therefore, they stop themselves from progressing. They never get “here”; they don’t get to experience similar results in their career at the rate of their male counterparts.

“Men apply for a job when they only meet 60% of qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.”

This quote from a Harvard Business Review article is painful, yet true and confirms not everyone is playing the game the same way.

My top 5 recommendations:

  • Move beyond the fear of failure and rejection
  • Dispel the myth “women are hired and promoted for their experience and track record whereas men for their potential.” APPLY! APPLY! APPLY!
  • Access my resume resource, adjust your resume and prepare for your interview as soon as you apply: click here
  • Attend my upcoming webinar with women from around the globe “3 Core Areas of Strategic Career Planning”: click here
  • Stop overestimating the importance of formal training/qualifications while underutilizing advocacy and networking.

Ericka Spradley is the Chief PowHer Officer of Confident Career Woman which is the premier consulting firm for corporations and the mid-career professional woman who wants to advance, better manage her career, and go further faster. Ericka is an advocate who partners with clients to help women ditch perfection, play bigger and make PowHer Moves by: identifying their next role, creating a career strategy, offering ongoing career guidance, and coaching clients to master interviews. For additional information, visit: ErickaSpradley.com