Update Your LinkedIn Profile
Social networking can be a major "hire her now," or "NEXTTT", to a prospective employer, and it's your job to cast yourself in the best light possible. If you're on the job market, it's a good idea to do an audit of your social media platforms. Is there something floating around on the net that would get you an automatic pink slip? Ya might want to have it removed. If it's your personal picture, go ahead and take it down. If it's on a website that's not your own, politely e-mail a request for the moderator to delete said photo. It's also a great idea to really dig in on your LinkedIn profile as this is the number one social media platform employers go to when look for a new hire.Via Forbes.com
Refresh Your Portfolio or Resume
If the thought of reading through your resume makes you cringe, then my dear, it's time for a revamp. There are great tools online to get you pointed in the right direction, when it comes to selling yourself through that piece of paper. Canva.com offers a visual way to make your resume shine from the start and the services is 100% free. If it's a creative field you're in, updating your portfolio is key. Look at inspirational material at websites like Behance.net, to get you going. Via Damayanti Zanesco for Behance.net
Join Online Communities
Do a quick google search of what you're interested in and add keywords such as "forums, groups, or community" and you will find a slew of pages regarding your desired topic. You can find a Facebook group (type in your keyword, and under the search bar click groups, you may have to click more to find the groups link). Google+ was our first draft pick, as G+ offers awesome community pages, where you can put yourself out there and share support.
If there's a colleague you want to cozy up with, genuinely strike an interest in their life. Don't be needy. Do not solicit your need or desire for a new job, rather simply and genuinely reach out. Ask them how everything's been since you've last chatted. Ask them about their dog Lucy, or the last movie they've seen, compliment them on their work and let the conversation naturally flow in the direction of business. Don't put yourself down while doing this, but rather, strive to create an air of equality between you and your counterpart. Once the conversation moves to the direction of business, that's when you tell them your desires for growth, opportunity or a career change. Via OhSoBeautifulPaper.com
Hit the Scene
Get out of the house girl! If there's somewhere you know your tribe will be. it's important to be there. A favored interview question employers love to ask is, "Tell us your hobbies." yes you can go into, "I love to draw," but it's even better for you to tell them about the epic 3D art gallery you just visited, where you mixed and mingled with the local art elite. You don't want to be sitting in your chair pulling at straws, so get involved with community events. It will give you that extra edge on the competition, and it lets an employer know you're down to get out for the cause. Via 9Gag.com
Practice Your Skills Daily
You won't get better at something if you don't spend copious hours refining your skills. Sorry guys, you just won't. If there's something that makes your heart skip a beat, and you want it to one day earn you money, you have to immerse yourself in it - daily. Even Mark Zuckerberg committed himself to coding daily, and have ya googled his net worth lately? Uh yeah, so do what you love daily! Constantly refine your skills and eventually you hard work will park that Tesla right outside your driveway. Toot, toot! Via DigitalTrends.com
Don't be afraid to make things. Don't be afraid to create what you think should exist in the world. Employ yourself and make it happen. So, if you're great at coding and people don't believe you yet because you're fresh out of school - create something! Then walaah! You now have the experience of coding. Every woman should feel empowered to in knowing that you can literally make anything happen.