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This Week in Jobs DMV: Constructive Behavior

Take steps to build yourself up.

Dance out the job search stress. (Dance Dancing GIF By MBN via Giphy)

Editor’s note: Every week we ship an email newsletter featuring the region’s most exciting career opportunities. We’ve lovingly called it This Week in Jobs (aka TWIJ — “twidge.”). Below is this week’s edition; it’s meant to live in your inbox. Sign up for the newsletter here.

Breaking the Concrete Ceiling

Employers looking to fill a position can have a hard time when they have a preconceived idea of their perfect candidate. But sometimes they can find a great fit even if a candidate doesn’t match this initial image.

The National Association of Women in Construction is trying to make this latter scenario a more common reality for women looking to enter the male-dominated construction industry. The organization hosts camps for young girls in Baltimore and beyond where they learn about skilled trade work and even get hands-on experience with construction equipment.

So the next time you see a job opportunity that you think you’re not an ideal fit for, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and show that you can perform, despite others’ expectations.

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Find out what Maryland-based restaurant discovery and rewards app maker Flave has planned after raising new funding.

Flex working company The Mark is opening three coworking locations in Northwest DC. Check out the first one.

Mindgrub and CLLCTIVLY recently partnered to host the first Baltimore Rapid Ideation Skillshare Event in an effort to highlight Black entrepreneurship.

Engine is launching a petition calling for tech organizations to encourage policymakers to defend DACA, emphasizing that the federal immigration policy is critical for innovation.

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The End

Don’t let a false perception tear you down. See you next week!

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