Oct 30 2013
|In their outstanding and thoroughly researched 2007 book, Women Don’t Ask, Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever shed light on women’s widespread and persistent failure to negotiate successfully for themselves in the workplace, including for salaries and career advancement. If you are looking for opportunities to move forward with your career, I urge you to consider the authors’ insights. They are even more urgent today, six years after they were written, as we emerge (slowly) from a deep economic downturn.|
Habits and Beliefs: Barriers to Advancement
Here are some of the challenges that women tend to face, particularly in the realm of career mobility and advancement:
As with any change, the first important step is simply to be aware. Regardless of whether the causes are biological, cultural, or environmental, women tend not to ask, negotiate, or pursue. Recognizing these patterns of habit and belief may open the door to experimentation with new ideas and actions.
More specifically, some positive action steps include:
|About Cathy Alfandre|
As a career coach and Master Resume Writer (MBA, MILR, CCMC, MRW, ACRW), Cathy helps leaders clarify, pursue, and attain their goals. She creates tight resumes, letters, and other marketing materials that express and sell her clients’ unique value. Cathy's prior work in human resources consulting included extensive involvement in staffing and selection, and she has 15 years’ experience in private and public sectors.
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