Hot Tips for Career Chicks

h3HotTipsforCareerChicksh3pAbooktochangeanation.brbrInacountrywherewomenmakeupjust8.3ofboarddirectorsnumberjustfourCEOsoutof200listedcompaniesandholdonly10ofexecutivemanagementpositionsKarenAdamedessHotTipsforCareerChicksregislongoverdue.brbrAdamedessadviceonsurvivingandthrivinginamaledominatedbusinessworldistimelyinacountrythatlagsbehindCanadatheUStheUKandSouthAfricaintermsoffemalerepresentationatboardandexecutivelevel.brbrWhilstAustralianwomenmakeupmorethanhalfthepopulationholdover53ofbachelordegreesgraduateandpostgraduatediplomasandmakeupmorethan45oftheworkforceveryfewachieveseniormanagementstatus.brbrManywomenfindthattheireffortsarenotrecognisedthevaluetheybringtoabusinessororganisationisnotappreciatedandthesuccesstheyaspiretoisnotrealised.brbrHotTipsforCareerChicksregprovidesrealandtangiblesolutionswithover200practicalCareerChickHotTips.ThepremiseofthebookisthatprogressionupthecareerladderisdeterminednotonlybyapersonsabilitytodotheirjobbuttheirCommunicationskillsOperatingstyleandtheirfocusoncareerDevelopment.WhichcombinedwithprioritisingEverythingelsebecomestheCODEforunlockingcareersuccess.brbrAdamedessaysTheprevailingcultureoforganisationshowpeoplecommunicateandwhatbehavioursareacceptedandpreferredtendtobemaleorientated.ShesaysHistoricallytheyhavesimplybeenmoremeninbusinessparticularlytheseniorlevelswheredecisionsaremade.Howmenworkandcommunicatehasbecomethenorm.Anditsnotnecessarilyintuitiveforcareerchicks.brbrExamplesofwherethesedifferencescanoccurrangefromthemiscommunicationsthatcanhappenbetweenmenandwomenbasedontheirchoiceofwordstothedifferinglevelsofimportancethatmenandwomenplaceonnetworkingactivities.brbrInanerawherethequestionisbeingaskedArewomendoingenoughtoadvancetheirowncareersHotTipsforCareerChicksreganswersthequestionWhatdowomenneedtodotorealisetheirpotentionalatworkbrbrWithuniqueinsightsintothesubtletiesandnuancesofamaledominatedworkplacecultureHotTipsforCareerChicksregprovideswomenwiththekeytounlockingtheCODEtocareersuccess.brbrWithafocusonCommunicationOperatingstylecareerDevelopmentandhowtoprioritiesEverythingelseHotTipsforCareerChicksregprovidesover200practicalandeasytoimplementtipsandanswerstomustknowsecretstoacceleratecareersuccess.brbrHereisabookthatgivessomeinsightsandtoolstomakesurethatyouareempoweredtocreateyourowndestiny.Itwillputyouclearlyinthedrivingseat.NaomiSimsonFounderandChiefExperienceOfficerRedBalloon.brAnoutstandingeasytoreadguidenotjustforwomenbutforanyone.Writteninaconstructivestylethisshouldbeathandtohelpanyonefacingleadingandmanagementchallengesintheworkplace.RosemaryHowardExecutiveDirectorandConjointProfessorAGSMExecutiveProgramsAustralianSchoolofBusinessUNSW.brIvereadthebooktwice.Itwillsavewomenstartingoutintheircareersalotofangsttoreaditandolderwomenanyfurtherangst.KateSouthamDailyTelegraphNovember21st2009.brTipsnotjustforcareerchicks...aneasytoreadmanualwithmorethan200tipsforwomen.MosmanDaily8thOctober2009.brItsagreatinsightintohowtoclimbthecorporateladderandprovidesaframeworkofwhatisimportantforcareersuccessandpracticaltipstomakeithappen.ValerieKhooJournalistProductivityplusBusinessandCareersInstitute.brMostofthesepersonalgrowthbooksIfindprettyboringbutthisonemademesmiletoo.Customerreview.brForgetstuffytrainingmanualsthisbookisreallyeasytoreadandunderstand.Customerreview.brFantastic.Havemadeeveryoneinmyofficebuyacopy.Easytoreadandeasytorelatetooamustbuyformalesandfemales.Customerreview.brbrGetthebook.UnlocktheCODEItsawonderfulreadfullofrealinsightsthatoftentakeyearsoftrialanderrortolearn.Butmorethanthatitprovidesover200practicalandeasytoimplementCareerChickHotTipstoachievecareersuccess.brbrSneakPeek...brOnthesurfaceeverythinglooksasitshouldforcareerprospectsintheworldofbusiness.Menandwomenpursuetheircareerswithequalvigourandtheopportunitiesforcareersuccessareavailabletoall.Menandwomenhavethesameaccesstotrainingrolespromotionsandsalaries.Rewardsandsuccessarebasedonmeritanddependonlyontheknowledgeskillsexperienceandefforthttaeachindividualappliestohisorherrole.Howeverallisnotasitseems...brbrOver200CareerChickHotTipsCoveringbrTableofContentsbrChapter1KnowledgeIsPowerbrPart1CommunicationbrChapter2ChooseYourWordsbrChapter3BeHeardbrChapter4PresentwithPanachebrChapter5WriteWellbrChapter6SpeakwithActionsbrPart2OperatingStylebrChapter7BeSeenbrChapter8MeetSuccessfullybrChapter9WorkinTeamsbrChapter10NegotiatebrChapter11ResolveConflictbrChapter12LeadbrChapter13GetBackUpbrPart3CareerDevelopmentbrChapter14PlanYourCareerbrChapter15NetworkbrChapter16ConsultwithMentorsbrChapter17KnowWhentoMoveOnbrChapter18GettheJobyouWantbrChapter19EarnWhatYoureWorthbrPart4EverythingElsebrChapter20PrioritiseWhatsImportantbrChapter21ChickTipsbrChapter22UnlocktheCODEbrbrstrongKarenAdamedesstronghascreatedtheCODEtocareersuccess.AnauthorandbusinessexecutiveKarensexperienceincludessalesmarketingmanagementsalesoperationsandbusinessdevelopmentinthetelecommunicationsadvertisinganddigitalmediaindustries.brbrKarenhasdevelopedmanypracticalsolutionstothechallengesfacingCareerChicksintodayscompetitiveenvironment.brbrShehasalsobeenknowntousetheemergencyonlyCareerChickHotTipinChapter4onmorethanoneoccasion.brbrKarensnewbookhasrecentlybeenfeaturedonnationalTVonthe9amwithDavidandKimprogramandinthecommunitynewspapertheMosmanDaily.IthasalsobeenprofiledinProductivityplusthenewsletteroftheBusinessandCareersInstituteandbytheSydneyWritersCentre.brbrKarenisabusinessexecutivewithexperienceinsalesmarketingmanagementsalesoperationsandbusinessdevelopmentinthetelecommunicationsadvertisinganddigitalmediaindustries.brbrKarenisthegeneralmanagerofsalesatTrueLocal.com.auwhichisanexcitingandchallengingrolewheresheisresponsibleforleadingandmanagingthesalesdivisionoftheonlinebusinessdirectory.brbrFormerlyatTelstraKarenhaswonnumerousawardsforherachievementsinsalesandsalesmanagement.brbrKarenhasaBachelorofArtsinModernAsianStudiesisanaccreditedBelbinTeamfacilitatorandhascompletedanadvancedmanagementprogramattheAustralianGraduateSchoolofManagement.brbrKarenispassionateabouttheachievementofbothbusinessresultsandtheadvancementofwomen.ShealsohasalifetimeofexperienceasachickbrbrHotTipsforCareerChicksbrAbneyHallbrAuthorKarenAdamedesbrPrice32.95brbrbrph3InterviewwithKarenAdamedesh3pWhydidyoudecidetowritethisbookdidyouseeagapinthemarketforwomenbrbrstrongKarenAdamedesstrongYesIcertainlybelievethatthereisagapinthismarketforwomenwelltherewasuntilnow.Appropriatelythereisalotofdiscussionabouttheissuesofjugglingworkandfamilylifeandtheappallinglysmallnumberofwomeninseniorpositionsonly8.7ofboardpositionsinASX200companiesareheldbywomenin2009.Thesearesuchenormousissuesthattheydominatethediscussionsaboutwomeninbusinessandthereisverylittlecoverageofthemanydiscouraginganddisappointingexperiencesthatwomenhaveatwork.brbrThethinkingbehindHotTipsforCareerChicksisthatthecultureofbusinessfavoursmenasithasevolvedovertimeinfluencedbythehistoricallygreaterrepresentationofmen.Itsnotnecessarilyaboysclubbuthowitworksfavourshowmentypicallythinkandact.brbrUnderstandinghowbusinessworksandhowtocommunicateoperatefocusoncareerdevelopmentandbalanceeverythingelseatworkwhichistheCODEforcareersuccessprovideswomenwithsometangibleandpracticaltoolstoensurethattheyareworkingonanequalfootingwithmen.brbrIworkedoutmanyofthesetipsbasedonmyexperienceinbusinessandthenfoundthatmanywomenthatIworkedwithcoachedormentoredhadsimilarissues.ItseemedlikeagoodideatowritedownwhatIhadlearnt.ThebookgivesmethechancetosharewhatIhavelearntwithmorethanonechickatatime.brbrbrDoyouhaveasuccessstorythatcamefromsomeonereadingyourbookwhichyoucansharewithusbrbrstrongKarenAdamedesstrongThebookwasonlyreleasedinlateOctobersoitisearlydaysforsuccess.ButIknowofatleastoneChickwhodecidedtotakeonanextracurricularroleinanindustryassociationafterreadingthebook.AndanothergotherhusbandwhowaslookingforsometechniquestohavehiscontributionsatworkedrecognisedtoreadthechapteronhowtoBeSeen.Heimplementedafewofthetipsandfoundthathisvisibilityincreasedimmediately.ThesetipsarentjustforChicksitssimplyablueprintofhowtooperateinbusinesssothatthevalueyoucontributeisunderstood.Andsothatyoucanenjoytheexperienceofwork.brbrbrWhatresearchdidyouhavetodotobeabletoputthisbooktogetherbrbrstrongKarenAdamedesstrongMyresearchstartedwithmanyyearsofworkingwithmeninbusiness.IwasoftentheonlyfemaleinateamandasIwaspromotedIhadtolearntheskillsnotonlytodomyjobbutformyworktobeunderstoodandappreciated.WhenIstartedworkingwithotherwomenIfoundthatmanyofthewaysthatIintuitivelywantedtoworkthatIhadtoadapttobesuccessfulwerethesameforthemandthattherewasagenderissueatplay.brbrIstartedwritingthemdownthinkingIwouldhaveenoughideasforapamphletoranarticlebutthereweremorethanenoughforabookIthendidawholelotofresearchandinterviewswithwomentoconfirmmythinking.Andwithmentofindoutandconfirmtheirperspectivesonhowbusinessworks.brbrbrCanyoushareyournumberonetipinregardstofemalesinbusinessbrbrstrongKarenAdamedesstrongMynumber12and3tipisthatyouhavetoreallyknowandunderstandyourselftoachievesuccess.Selfawarenessisfundamentaltobeingabletodeterminewhatyourdefinitionofsuccesslookslikewhatskillsyouneedtodevelopandhowyouneedtoadapttobesuccessful.brbrTherearemanythingsthatyoucandotodevelopthisawarenessfromsomeofthebasicpsychometrictestingthatmanycompaniesoffertheirstaffe.g.DISCMyerBriggsTypeIndicatortonetworkingsothatyoucanlearnandbenchmarkhowyouoperatetoworkingwithamentor.brbrbrHowdidyoucomeupwiththeCODEbrbrstrongKarenAdamedesstrongIwasorganisingthematerialintologicalsectionsandlookingforananagramthatwouldhelppeoplerememberwhattheinformationwasabout.Ihaveusedthistechniqueanumberoftimeswithmajorprojectsandfoundifaprojectnamesayswhatitisaboutpeoplerememberanditisquitepowerful.IdalreadysummarisedanumberofworkskillsetslikehowyouworkwithteamsandinmeetingsundertheheadingofhowyouoperateandthenwhenIaddedthiswithCommunicationandcareerDevelopmenttheideafellintoplaceundertheshoweroneday.Howbusinessworksisntasecretandmanymendontevenrealisethatitisnotintuitiveforwomentheyjustacceptitasthatsthewaythingsaredonearoundhere.ChicksjustneedtheCODEsotheycanbevaluedontheircontributions.brbrbrDoyouhaveawebsitereaderscanvisitbrbrstrongKarenAdamedesstrongarelnofollowhrefhttpwww.hottipsforcareerchicks.comtargetblankwww.hottipsforcareerchicks.comabrbrbrp


 



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