How to Find the Best Management Careers for Women

“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” - Hillary Clinton… This is one of my favorite quotes. When I was younger, I was a total go-getter. I worked my way up from my first job – a cashier at McDonalds at 16 – to working as a merchandising manager, and doing fashion marketing and displays in some awesome retail stores. I loved it for awhile… I thrived on working hard, beating sales goals, and moving up to new, higher positions. But after awhile, I realized that while I was seeing traditional success – moving up the ladder, earning more money, etc – I wasn’t really satisfied. Why? Because while I had a career – I didn’t have a life.

How to find the best jobs for women

“If you don’t wake up in the morning excited to pick up where you left your work yesterday, you haven’t found your calling yet.” -Mike Wallace

There are a lot of companies out there that are starting to realize how important it is to have more women in management roles. Studies have shown that women bring a different set of experiences and skills to management – we’re more team-oriented, tend to be better at compromise, and have proven to drive profit and results. Pepperdine University studied Fortune 500 firms and found that companies that promoted women most often made  18%-69% more in profits than median companies in their industries. And, in a recent study of over 7,000 leaders that was mentioned on Forbes.com – “at every level, more women were rated by their peers, their bosses, their direct reports, and their other associates as better overall leaders than their male counterparts — and the higher the level, the wider that gap grows.” Clearly, women rock. But we already knew that, right? As busy moms, we already have learned how to juggle a million tasks each day, how to manage and prevent conflicts, and how to best use a limited set of resources. So, when we’re looking for a career, it’s important to find a company that appreciates and values what we bring to the table.

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

Best Buy is a company that gets it. They understand the importance of increasing the amount of women in management roles, and are actively recruiting right now, especially for managers in their stand alone stores – those cool mobile stores you see at malls in select markets across the country. And I can tell ya – they don’t just talk the talk. Over the past few months I’ve had the opportunity to meet and speak with high-level employees from all parts of the Best Buy company. They really stand behind their commitment to being the best place to work. Check out a few of the benefits they offer:

  • Flexible work hours.
  • Competitive base pay and team-achieved monthly discretionary bonuses.
  • Health and wealth benefits programs that are available to employees and their spouses/same-gender domestic partners and dependents.
  • 401(k) accounts, the Employee Stock Purchase Plan and other bonus/incentive programs.
  • Excellent employee discount, along with generous time-off programs, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more.

I’m sure most of you know, SO many companies these days are cutting benefits – or don’t offer any benefits at all anymore. But Best Buy understands that if you want the best people working for you, you have to provide them with the best benefits. And things like health insurance, flexible hours, time-off programs – those go a long way toward helping you have a great work-life balance. Because like I mentioned at the beginning of this article – a great career doesn’t mean much if you have to sacrifice having a great life to have it. Best Buy lets you have both!

Best Buy Careers for Women

A few more reasons why working as a manager in a Best Buy mobile location rocks

It’s not just the traditional benefits like 401k and insurance that make working for Best Buy so awesome – it’s the personal development, the stores that welcome families and kids, and the amazing power of partnering with such a successful company. Check it out:

  • Boutique style setting with customer seating and children’s play area (vary by location) means you have a truly family-friendly store.
  • Personal developmental opportunites in leadership and networking across the broader international organization.
  • You get to test drive your entrepreneurial skills by building and leading your own unique sales team.
  • You can leverage the strength & resources of a fortune 50 CE company to deliver the latest and greatest technology and service to local consumers – a job you can really feel good about!

If you’re ready to learn more, visit Best Buy Jobs online – you’ll find information on which jobs are available, more about their benefits, and you can set up an account and apply online today!

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{Thank you to Best Buy for trusting me to share my opinions on their career options – and for providing me access to their recruitment team, so that I could ask questions and get some amazing information to share here. This post was compensated as part of my Best Buy Blogging Ambassador program – all opinions shared are 100% my own, as always.}

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