If your like me, you are probably always looking for ways to get inspired in your career path. Whether you’re trying to move up in the company ranks or your 9-5 just isn’t cutting it, these websites are sure to help you along your desired path for 2019 and beyond.
I think one of the main tips for reaching success is thinking BIG, and this website can help you do just that. The career profiles section it is a great resource for finding what I like to call, your ‘virtual’ mentors. Hearing the journey of success from women of all walks of life, professions and industries has allowed me to think bigger dreams and bigger visions for my own passions. You get the inside scoop on how they got to where they are, their challenges and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Its pretty much an informational interview minus the effort. Some of the stories that inspired me are of poet Mirtha Marmol , a pastry chef and just recently, a 24 year old senior marketing manager. On this site your bound to find someone to inspire you in achieving your life goals. Check it out and let me know if you end up finding your own online mentor.
2. Lean In
The LeanIn movemement was started by the COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg. The website is pretty much an extension of her book, where she talks about the issues she has personally faced as a women in the workplace and how she managed to work around them. Leanin.org is a great resource to gain practical advice on how to excel and overcome challenges at work as a women, a minority or just in general. Not only do it provide a sense of community online but it also encompasses offline support as well. Lean In circles are small groups that allows women to connect and support one another in their career journeys. There are currently over 30,000 circles across the globe with almost 50 being in the Houston area.
This has become one of my favorite career websites! Employee Redefined was started by a disgruntled millennial not satisfied with her full-time job. She bravely decided to quit her 9-5 and now focuses on helping other millennials find fulfillment in their lives and jobs. The site offers super relevant and practical content on navigating a healthy and successful career path. Now it’s one thing to just get advice but its another thing to actually be able to immediately act on the advice you’ve received. I’ve learned many things like why I shouldn’t eat lunch at my desk and also why I should start treating my job like my relationships. Thank me later.
Okay so Lynda is super cool. Its an amazing resource to learn new skills as a business, design or technology professional. They have numerous learning tracks ranging from becoming an app developer, project coordinator or graphic designer. This video-based platform will cost you $20 a month but you can try it free for two weeks. If you are really motivated to learn a new skill, its definitely possible to finish a track or two within that time frame. I’m currently in the digital marketer learning path and it has been super useful so far.
For some, this site is an obvious resource, but for others it may be new territory. LinkedIn is pretty much the Facebook for your career. It helps you stay connected to your current network and it also allows you to foster new relationships. I always tell people LinkedIn is what you make it. It’s a great place to find jobs, follow up with recruiters/hiring managers and seek people out for informational interviews. I also like to use it as a way to tweak and structure my own job experiences. I look at people’s profiles who match my industry and career level to get an idea of what my competition is doing. I then use this information, to finds ways to make myself stand out from the crowd. I even was fortunate enough to get my current job from here. So moral of the story is, if you utilize LinkedIn correctly, powerful things can happen.
Do you know of any good career websites? Leave them in the comments section below!