Nine career tips from your ZTA sisters

Finding a job, career or calling can be difficult, but don’t worry! Your sisters featured in the Spring 2021 issue of Themis have tips you can use again and again throughout your professional journey. Check out the feature story to learn more about these members’ experiences with navigating career changes!

1. Never underestimate your value as a woman or a Zeta.

It can be easy to feel like you’re not good enough, but the reality is that you are. With time comes experience, and we all have to start somewhere.

Need a little reminder every now and then? Check out this mug from Crown & Co.

2. Lean on your network of sisters.

ZTA is a sisterhood which boasts women in a variety of fields. Ask older chapter sisters for help on applying to jobs and internships, or if you’re breaking into a field later in life, ask sisters who work in that industry how to start.

Remember, empowered women empower women.

3. Utilize technology to get ahead in your field.

LinkedIn, personal websites and certificate learning platforms make it easier than ever to start learning about and connecting with people in your industry. They can be good supplements to resumes and cover letters.

4. Keep applying.

If you don’t apply, how will they know to hire you?

5. You’re never too old to start over and follow your dreams.

In the spring issue of Themis, read about the experiences Andrea and Betsy have had in their careers—it’s never too late to follow your purpose.

6. Take inventory of your talents.

We all have talents that we can pull from; some of them can be the jumping off point of your next career.

7. Listen to your gut.

Your instincts are there for a reason; if you feel like a situation is wrong, you’re probably right. If you have a good feeling about an opportunity, then chase it!

8. Don’t have experience? Use your volunteer work as a jumping off point.

Offer your talents to get experience in the field and show future employers you’re serious. Did you serve as a Risk Reduction and Education Chair for ZTA? That’s a great skill builder for conflict management. Want to get into community outreach? Consider working with nonprofits relating to homelessness or other issues in your community.

9. Know that you’re not alone.

If you do feel alone, don’t hesitate to reach out to sisters for support and a sympathetic ear.

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