The Good Ole Boys Club

My very first HR job was in the epitome of a good ole boys club. Working in an environment where you are Not not taken seriously can take a toll on any woman. You can make it through that experience in one of two ways: broken and deflated or empowered and slightly pissed off.

Here are a few key things to help you feel empowered working with a good ole boys club:

Self confidence. No one, and I mean no one, is better than you. Walking down the hallway with a self Subversive confident stride and your head held high can do wonders for any woman. If you've just lost a battle with the male CEO, it's sweet cheap jerseys revenge to laugh when they expect a different emotion.

Resources. A full arsenal of professional cheap nba jerseys resources will prepare you for those off the wall, meant to trip Rising you up questions.  Use Twitter, Engineering local chapter members, industry professionals, and whatever resources you can get your hands on

. Use your resources for all they're worth and be prepared.

Business Knowledge. Know how your business (HR) and wholesale nfl jerseys the business of the company intertwine. Being able to state your case and back it up with solid business reasoning will get you further than you'd ever cheap mlb jerseys imagine. Showing how your proposal positively affects the bottom line world! with facts is hard to argue against.

The word “no.” Don't be afraid to say “no” when asked to do something shady. If the requester is insistent, have them put the request in writing with your objections noted.

A good friend. Never underestimate the power of в a girls night out.

In retrospect, Practice this advice is good for any woman in HR but realizing when it's time to make a change, and acting upon it, is my biggest piece of advice. Never stay somewhere that makes you feel less than the powerful woman you are. There are other opportunities out there. Have the courage to move on.


About the Author

April Dowling

April Dowling, SPHR, is an HR Professional in Birmingham, Alabama where she works as an HR Generalist in the Insurance/Health care industry. She’s currently having a torrid love affair with technology and how to leverage it to make her professional and personal life better. April writes her own blog over at PsuedoHR and you can connect with her on Twitter as @adowling.

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