THROUGH MENTORING WE MAKE CAREER DREAMS COME TRUE

Social Joy connects seekers of career opportunity with industry experienced solvers able to mentor

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WOMEN IN IT

The gender gap in the IT industry remains large. In 2020, Statista revealed that women represent only about 25% of employees at GAFAM – which stands for Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft – the world’s largest tech companies. Possibly, one of the reasons for this is the fact that women are discouraged by the male-dominated culture of the IT sector.

But whatever the reasons for this gender gap in IT, the world is changing.  

  • Female tech positions are growing 238% faster than their male counterparts.
  • 85% of women in tech say that they love their job.
  • 56% of women in tech leave their jobs at mid-level positions BUT 22% of them do so to start their own business

Social Joy is committed to helping more women get into IT.  We actively campaign to send a positive message for women everywhere to get onboard.

We promote mentoring programs to assist individuals considering a career in IT for the first time, to understand the opportunities, the challenges, the possibilities and the options. 

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FIRST TIME FREELANCERS

The idea of becoming a freelancer and joining the gig economy can be daunting, especially as the press surrounding gig working has been so negative over the past few years.  The fact is, gig working – i.e. creating an income from more than one employment by having a series of employments or contracts – is on the increase.  And for good reason.  Millions of people around the world find they can better harness their skills, follow their passions and find a better work-life balance by becoming a freelancer or contingent worker.

Here at Social Joy, we help individuals considering a freelance or contingent worker lifestyle to weigh up the pros and cons.  A key part of what we do is bring access to individuals who are already freelancers (generally in the same industry), people who are able to offer advice and describe their own personal experiences.

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GETTING BACK TO WORK

 

Returning to the workplace after a long period away can be daunting.  Many things can change over the period individuals are spending time away.  It can feel like you’re starting over. And for some, that’s precisely what they want to do. Sometimes, a break can change everything.  For some, it’s a great time to consider options, and reconsider their chosen career path.  Those in this situation may feel somewhat unsure about which way to go, how to get there or whether it’s even possible.

At Social Joy we help women get back into work through programs and activities to mentor, support and fund initiatives that make ‘the big return’ a positive and potentially life-changing experience.

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How can companies improve female retention?

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Why Women Should Work in IT and Tech

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ASSISTED START FOR NEWCOMERS TO WORK

The workplace can seem pretty daunting if you’ve never been a part of it.  That’s the case for thousands of school leavers and graduates every year when they enter the workforce for the first time. 

While graduates and school leavers might have some limited opportunities to do part-time jobs and gain work experience whilst in full-time education, this level of understanding falls way short on what individuals generally need in order to make an informed decision on choosing their career path.

At Social Joy we help newcomers into the workforce for the first time to gain insight into what it’s really like to work in their chosen field by speaking to individuals that are a part of it today.  We call it an ASSISTED START.  It’s a great way to gain first-hand account before making your decision.

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