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March 8 is International Women's Day and it's more than a celebration

March 8 is International Women's Day
March 8 is International Women's Day
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March 8th will be the 103rd celebration of International Women's Day ( Each year, thousands of events occur around the world to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

It's a celebration of women in all fields, including but not limited to:
- Economic
- Political
- Social
- Technology
- Healthcare
- Sports
- Education
- Entrepreneurs
- Let's also not forget the women at home running the household and raising a family.

It's also a day for female job seekers to also get their message out and be noticed.

Ford R. Myers, career coach, noted speaker and author of "Get The Job You Want, Even When No One's Hiring," (John Wiley & Sons, ( has no problem telling job seekers to "think outside the box."

Be unique, be different and do whatever it takes to get the job and career you want.

Myers says for example, take an attorney that doesn't want to practice law.

"Attorneys perform research, write briefs, do counseling, and develop new business ideas with clients - skills that can be used in a variety of work settings, not just the law."

"My hope is that this International Women's Day will encourage female job seekers to really think about the professional skills they've developed in all the facets of their lives, not just from years of on-the-job experience," explains Myers.

It may seem simple, but Myers says there are 5 broad skills which women must have in today's workforce.

- Communication
- Interpersonal Skills
- Research and Planning
- Organizational Skills
- Management Skills

Women are a vital part of the the workforce, and Myers is here to help. Get more information and other useful tips for achieving career success at:

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