Career · Job-Seeking · My Current Life · The Real Me

The Doctor Orders For A Successful Career

Every morning when I was in elementary school, I would wake up and complete my routine: wake up, read Bible, pray, bathe, brush teeth, get dressed, and eat breakfast. After breakfast, however, I would make my way back to my bedroom and write my schedule for the day on my dry erase board. The board would look… Continue reading The Doctor Orders For A Successful Career

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False Choice Between Babies and Startups

A couple of years ago, I was interviewing for a position at a start-up. I had been on the job-hunt for several months and was becoming more and more desperate to land a job. The interview was going very well. The interviewer seemed impressed with my experience and credentials, and we were developing a good rapport. Given the engaging conversation we were having, I didn't think anything of it when he so casually asked me where I was living and whether I planned on moving away from home. In a sly manner, he added, "And you don't plan on having children anytime soon, do you?" It was so sudden that I didn't even have a chance to think about it. I was 26 at the time, so having children was the furthest thing from my mind, for I was married to my career. I quickly answered, "No." He offered me the position the next day.

20Somethings · Job-Seeking · Quick & Random

Hustle While You Work

I edit academic papers, blogs, and  other miscellaneous documents. I plan special events. I am a program manager, grant-writer, funding-seeker for various organizations in the field of public health. I am a research specialist, administrative coordinator, and hospitality worker. And most importantly, I blog at Scribbles & Tostitos Blog. My job description has not always… Continue reading Hustle While You Work

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Types of People Featured In A Job Hunt

Sometimes, one has to look at her job hunt and laugh. Laugh at the silly questions employers ask during interviews. (How do you handle workplace drama? Why do you want this seasonal position at Macys?) Laugh at the silly ultimatums employers give you while you're working those temporary, seasonal positions. (If your restroom break is… Continue reading Types of People Featured In A Job Hunt

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“Are You Ok?” and Other Questions Not To Ask An Unemployed Person

This morning, I read that Hallmark is now selling cards for the 9.1% of Americans who are unemployed. For all those considering purchasing a card for $3.99 to remind me that I’m unemployed, I suggest you use that money to buy me a Chick-fil-A biscuit; that’s my favorite breakfast that my budget no longer permits me… Continue reading “Are You Ok?” and Other Questions Not To Ask An Unemployed Person