Are you looking to start a career in Business? Would you like to hear some advice for finding a job while living with a disability? Are you looking to find out some extra career progression tips? Well then, this is the guest blog for you 🙂
Today’s blog is a guest blog called “Use These Tips to Find a Great Career in Business While Living With a Disability”, written by the fantastic Amy Collett!! So, without further ado, I’ll leave you to Amy’s awesome blog, be sure to let us know what you think!
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Working in business as a disabled individual is beneficial for both you and your employer since you can bring a unique perspective to any company while enjoying all the advantages that come with a professional career. Many businesses offer remote work these days, so you may be able to work from the comfort of your own home. You might even think about starting your own business and look for funding options that will help you get your idea off the ground. The key to finding a great job is to start with the right degree, learn how to network, and figure out how to make the most of your skills. Read on to find out more about why a career in business can be beneficial for you and how to get started.
Choose a lucrative business degree
There are so many areas of business to choose from these days that it’s easy to see why it’s a popular field. From international business to human resource management, there are several degree options available that will allow you to take a high-earning position with the company of your choice. Do a little research to find out more about the different degree options you can choose from, noting the skills you would need to focus on while in school. Many business degrees require the ability to perform critical thinking and problem-solving, while others require you to be great with relationship management.
Take on a professional development course
If you already have plenty of experience in a particular field and aren’t keen on the idea of working on a lengthy degree, consider taking a professional development course. For example, if you know the ins and outs of project management, you can use scrum to help teams work together more efficiently on major projects. Taking a development course will allow you to learn different scrum strategies that will look great on a resume, and you can take a skills assessment once you’re finished.
Create an eye-catching resume
When you’re ready to start looking for a job, it’s crucial to make sure your resume is as professional-looking and flattering as possible. Your resume should highlight any relevant experience, your education, and anything else your potential employer might need to know about you. You can start working on your resume in Google Docs, which will give you time to edit and ensure that everything you want to be included is there, and you can save or email a PDF version of your Google Doc in order to make it fully accessible and printable from anywhere.
Land a great entry-level job by networking
These days, having a stellar resume isn’t always enough to land a great job, especially if you don’t have a ton of experience. That’s where social media comes in, and LinkedIn is a great place to start. Creating and maintaining a LinkedIn account will allow you to make business connections that will benefit you for years to come; the key is to upload a professional, well-lit photo, fill out your profile completely, post about specific topics, keep things upbeat on your page, and respond to messages quickly. Making these professional connections is one of the best ways to find out about job opportunities, get your name out there, and find beneficial relationships that could help you down the road.
Making career plans while living with a disability can be stressful, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience to speak of. However, with some research, planning, and the right tools, you can make the process easier. Consider taking a professional development course if you feel that a degree isn’t right for you, and make connections in the business world that could help you find the best opportunities available. Although starting a career in business with a disability may come with challenges, finding your way is not impossible.
Before I close off today’s blog, I just want to say a massive thank you to Amy for writing us this blog. If you have any thoughts or comments on the blog that you would like to share with us, be sure to drop a comment below or check out the Sweeney’s Blogs’ Facebook page!
Thanks for reading & I hope you have a lovely day!