It's a site by women in Information Technology for women in
Information Technology. We help you rewrite your resume in a way that
gets you considered for more and better technical positions. There are
links to over 500 job sites. We provide links to salary surveys from all
over the country. Read the articles about negotiating a better salary,
switching jobs, or dealing with difficult co-workers. Learn about the
latest skills; get in touch with other groups that help women in
technical career paths. And it's all free.
Our Mission Statement
The Job Fairy provides free resume help, lists of free
job sites, salary and corporate survival information. It helps women
who have chosen careers in Information Technology to be compensated
and treated fairly in their work.
"I could never be in a technical job."
Yes, you could - you may already be in one! Often, we see office
managers setting up networks. Or administrative assistants who say,
"Everybody comes to me for help with their computers." Or you've got the
title of clerk, but you're in charge of the database. What are these
women really doing? The office manager's a LAN technician. The admin
assistant is a on-site support technician. The clerk is probably a
combination of database administrator and possibly even a MS Access
programmer. None of these jobs is worth any less than $55,000/year. Each
of the above workers is likely not even making $30,000/year. If you're
in this situation, then this site is for you.
"Am I getting paid what I'm worth? My company gives lousy raises
too, but there probably isn't anything better out there."
No, you're not, and yes, there is! Check out the salary surveys.
Rewriting your resume to accurately reflect your technical skills can
pay off with considerable raises and increased job satisfaction. Life is
too short to stick with a job you hate. Don't feel guilty for looking!
"Can a free site like JobFairy.com really be of any help?"
Does $350,000 lie? That's right, over our first year we've helped
increase the combined annual salary levels of the people who have used
our site by over $350,000. Those aren't one-time gains, never to be
repeated. They have made sustainable gains in salary through improving
their political skills, better marketing of their current skills, and
focusing on pursuing technical and other skills that have the best
payoff. Their new higher income levels are now their ongoing rates of
compensation... where, if you had as little as 20 years remaining in
your career, a one-time $25,000 gain in compensation level would
translate to half a million dollars more paid out over the rest of your
working lifetime! But you don't have to settle for $500,000. With the
skills you acquire here, you can become the CEO of your own life, and
take your career in any direction you want.
"This can't be entirely free. There's got to be a catch."
Yes and yes. It is entirely free, but there's a heck of a catch - you
have to be willing to teach other women what you've learned, so that
they can in turn teach others. When you've helped other women rewrite
their resumes, market themselves better, and improve their salaries -
you've earned your Fairy Wand. When you've taught them to survive the
politics of IT and how they can teach others the JobFairy.com way of
improving their careers - you've earned your Fairy Wings. And that's how
the Job Fairies who help you today got their start.