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Devon always knew she wanted to be a businesswoman in a sales position. Aiming to be financially independent and in a career that she loved, Devon did not know which exact industry to work in until she came across staffing. Now, as an Account Executive with a ten-year staffing background and seven months of experience with Blue Chip Talent, she finds the role to be both challenging and rewarding at the same time.  

From this career path, the greatest lesson Devon has learned is to stay positive. “You will not win over every client or candidate, but staying positive helps both the team and you to overcome the loss and get the next win!” Devon also feels empowered as a businesswoman, drawing inspiration from her 97-year-old grandmother who is very strong and independent. “I could only hope to live such a blessed life,” Devon says. “She inspires me every day.”

 

Looking back on her experiences, Devon would tell her younger self to never assume people know how you are feeling, nor presume that they will react to situations in a certain way. According to her, communication in both business and personal relationships will only make those relationships stronger. This emphasis on communication can be highlighted in the saying, “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for”—a quote that truly resonates with Devon.

To close this week’s feature, here is some final advice Devon would like to share as a woman in business:

“Stay focused at the task at hand and don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Stepping out of your comfort zone builds confidence and will help you gain different skillsets that will elevate your career.”