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5 TIPS TO TACKLE BIAS IN THE WORKPLACE

Start with hiring – change the makeup of the “in-group” to both (a) reach a “critical mass” to reduce discrimination and bias caused by perceiving underrepresented groups   as “other” and (b) improve the business (diversity leads to more creativity and stronger bottom line) Use structured interviews – unstructured interviews are useless for evaluation, and allow bias to creep in Blind resumes before reviewing them (try Applied, GapJumpers, and Unitive) – learn from orchestras who use blind auditions behind a screen to eliminate gender bias and drastically increase number of women. The number of women in orchestras only grew massively once auditions were conducted behind a curtain. In 1970, less than 5% of the five orchestras were made up of women. Now at present day, since using a curtain ...

NO WORK IS LESS

I challenge you to take up a job as a cleaner or a watchman or, for that matter a hostess. You must be thinking I am crazy or probably having this one question in your head: “Why would I do that?” But my question to you is: “Why not?” I  took an initiative of a “one year challenge” to try out all odd jobs present in the society. It was not as easy as it seemed to be. It was a challenge not just to try all of the odd jobs out, but also to change perspective of the way we look at small jobs like a clerk, watchman, waitress, etc. I started a blog with the theme “NO WORK IS LESS” in which I have taken up a year’s challenge, wherein I will try out different “odd” jobs. The purpose is to prove that every job deserves respect and no job is small, be it of the CEO of ...

WHY BECOMING A WORK-STUDY CHANGED MY LIFE

Like most pre-college students, I had a summer job. When I started going to school full-time this past fall, while still working, I quickly became overwhelmed. The drive from school to work was long, in addition to having a seven to nine hour shift. Most students are available for the federal work-study program. It’s part of your financial aid, and at my school we work 15 hours a week on campus. While I may not get many hours, I love it for a completely different reason. There’s no drive I go to work right after class. I don’t have to waste the time or gas money on going somewhere else. Truthfully, I’m more worried about the time then gas money. We’re all busy as college students. As an athlete, sometimes I’m not even at home for two hours before I go to sleep. They work around your schedu...

CONSTANT SEEKER: LEARNING TO NAVIGATE YOUR LIFE

What to do if you are never satisfied with yourself and what you do. You think that giving up is an option? I tried, believe me. I was not satisfied with it either. I was at my five-to-nine day job, next to the copy machine working constantly because tomorrow was a deadline for everything. I felt the heat of the machine and even an open window could not hold the hot air around me. It was my fourth job I had changed in five years. I thought I would go crazy. Since the moment I graduated from school, the constant seeker in me had woken up. I picked up my first job in children’s library and attended classes at University. That was my life. It might have been very satisfying, but it was not. When half of a year past I started questioning what I am going to do next, what my next steps are...

THAT TIME I MET GARY VAYNERCHUK

  Monday, July 17, 2017 was a special day. On this day, I woke up in New York City and met Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary is known for his business savvy and entrepreneurial spirit. I do not see myself as an entrepreneur, but I do believe in much of what he communicates. I utilize his strategies in my work at Aboriginal Head Start. I was also raised by a mom and dad who hustled their whole lives, and passed that down to their children. This meeting meant a lot for me, even though it was difficult at first to nail down what I was hoping to achieve from the meeting. BRENE BROWN, HELP A GIRL OUT! As I was getting ready for the meeting, the nerves started to settle in, and no amount of deep breathing was helping. Feeling doubt and the inner critic creep in, I turned to a source that has helped me ...

4 TIPS ON WORKING REMOTE

Many few companies decide to go remote, and for what reason? My opinion is that the consistency of workflow can either make or break the company, which causes the hesitancy for companies to go remote. I believe that they can remain successful based off of the habits and lifestyles the team embraces. I started noticing a lot of the struggles that I went through as a designer for a company that is fully remote. Through my struggles I’ve tried to make healthy habits in adapting to the traditional “college habits” that we tend to fall into when working from home. Tip 1: Make a schedule! I know it kind of sounds stupid to schedule out everything, but it really forces you to take breaks or eat lunch. Yes, I said eat lunch. I definitely fell into the habit of working so much at times that I forgo...

10 PROVEN WAYS TO MAKE MONEY OUTSIDE YOUR 9-5

In need of some extra money but don’t want to get another job? Well it happens, and I’m here to tell you that you don’t have get another job to have extra cash on hand. I have some ideas that have been proven to work and they do work, so try one or more and see which one works best for you. Keep working your 9 to 5 with the side job that you newly discovered by reading this article. RENT OUT YOUR CAR Yes, in this new era of the world we live in, you can rent out your car for extra cash. Download this app on your phone: TURO. With this app, travelers or locals can rent your car when they get into town. If you have a truck, someone can rent it for moving purposes. If you have a very expensive car, someone can rent it for fun, a night out on the town. If you have a car that is just sitting in...

THE IMPORTANCE OF REMAINING PROFESSIONAL IN AN “AUTHENTIC” GENERATION

I’m a firm believer in openly sharing my journey in hopes of inspiring and helping others. So, I’m not afraid to tell you that in my first year in business, I made a whopping $1,000. But, I’m also proud to say that three years later, I was grossing six figures and enjoying the perks of being named one of Atlanta’s top wedding planners, among veterans in the industry. It was a wild ride that left me with a fierce passion to share what I learned with other women, thus launching in 13+ cities (some successes, some failures), a wedding planner course program and a list a mile long of ways to generate sales for a small business. Whew! It’s a miracle I survived, seriously, but I’m thankful for the journey and all that I’ve learned through it. I get a lot of questions abou...

WHY YOU SHOULD WORK A JOB YOU HATE

Have you ever had a job you’ve hated? Me too. I’ve actually had more than one, and believe it or not- I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to work at every single one of them. It might sound crazy, being encouraged to work at a job you hate. My eighteen year old self wouldn’t dare to dream of saying something like this one day. I don’t mean staying at a job you don’t enjoy for the rest of your life. No one should limit their potential to working a job that makes them unhappy, or fails to bring them fulfillment. While we work hard towards our goals and to reach a place in life we truly want to see ourselves, side jobs are inevitable. Whether it’s a difficult manager to get along with or being exhausted with customer service, or simply working a job that’s become redundant, we’ve all been t...

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS WORK-LIFE BALANCE

  There is no such thing as work-life balance. There is only life balance. Seeing these two things as opposing forces is part of the problem. Ever feel like going to work is more of a break than being home? Part of the reason for this is that the working environment is a controlled structure in which most people, if not all, are working toward a common goal. The goal: making the company or organization successful or getting a paycheck. Hopefully, you do not have to ask your co-worker for a report you need three times before it gets to your desk, like you have to ask your children to pick up their shoes. This feeling of structure and control can lead you to being at work longer than you have to, or should be, because it’s easier in many ways. If this is the case, ask yourself, how can ...

LOVE AND WORK, WORK AND LOVE

Do what you love. They always say do what you love. Work and love should go hand in hand. You’ll never be truly happy until you do what you love. I find that love and work should sometimes be separate. I love something because it isn’t work. My passion is my passion because I am free to come and go as I please. I can pick up where I left off. Rediscover what was lost. So I am sorry to say. I leave some things for love. Just love. No work necessary.

WHAT THE KROC

X: “If you have time to lean, you have time to clean” The Loud House is a Nickelodeon animated television series. One of the hallmarks of the series is it’s the first ever portrayal of a same-sex couple in a Nick show. Harold and Howard McBride have received praise for representing a same-sex couple in a casual way. There is no bold print screaming: THEY ARE GAY!! There are no asterisks denoting *depiction of same-sex couple. Breaking with tradition in this way is considered pretty monumental. The show follows primarily Lincoln Loud, the middle child of the eleven child Loud family. In my first viewing of The Loud House, Lincoln receives his very first job. It’s a job which requires janitorial work-sweeping, wiping, washing etc. The manager of the establishment catches the novice wor...

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