GENERAL CAREER ADVICE
- Liz Ryan offers great advice on how to circumvent the normal, slow process most job seekers go through. I recommend starting with her writing about ‘Pain Letters!’ You will thank me. Take a look.
- Eyyo, yours truly writes from time to time! Go behind the scenes of how an average hiring team works, reverse engineer your resume, and more.
- Great threads that offer a mixed dialog about being new to programming, being a female in the field, and almost everything else you can think of with Quora.
WOMEN IN ENGINEERING GROUPS
- IEEE Women in Engineering. IEEE is a globally recognized organization, and this is their portal for women in the field to access a mix of resources.
- The Society of Women Engineers, check it out.
- Engineer Girl. Particularly geared to ladies on the cusp of either their technical education or career.
- Girl Develop It. These often have local chapters that do coding network events that you can link up with using a site like Meetup.
- Women Who Code, sort of self explanatory!
- Canva.com is a resource I’ve used time and again. It can help you create a super-modern eye catching resume, or in lieu of paid tools like Adobe Creative Suite help you make graphics, logos, and whatever else you may need!
- Power To Fly. I don’t speak officially on their behalf, but this is a startup whose entire purpose is to help market female technical professionals and obtain for them good paying tech jobs. They have a nice shiny list of Fortune 500 clients that hire these individuals, and also advocate for remote work that makes work more accessible for parents.
- Check out the SBA for minority owned businesses. In the DoD world, where my career started, you can get a serious competitive advantage by registering as an 8(a) Small Business. These are a case study in diversity in and of themselves. I have personally worked with two Woman Owned 8(a) businesses, as well as one owned by the Navajo Nation. Finding women owned businesses can be a great long term way to build connections with female entrepreneurs. Since a lot of what these companies provide to the government is IT Services, they get a bevy of technical roles.