I’m Brittney, a content creator and marketing communications professional based in New York City using my career journey to help young professionals shift their paradigm and get closer to living a life of purpose. Get inspired and visit Lemons 2 Lemonade blog for lifestyle tips, career advice and inspirational interviews.
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What a positive and encouraging article. You are a warrior and you proved it with your perseverance and tenacity.
This was a great write and very encouraging, while motivating simultaneously. I have experienced everything you wrote about and have begin to channel my thoughts in new directions as you also wrote about. Thanks for a beautiful confirmation and congratulations on your accomplishments and good luck on all your endeavors.
I really enjoy the very first learning around "Do not give up on finding your perfect fit". It truly is the candidates world out there and it is important to find the position that really is your next home. Great article Brittney Oliver.
I like your willingness to go public and declare that at least one person has survived 100 job interviews and 8 months of being unemployed. Not often that people are allowed a glimpse into what can feel like a very lonely nightmare. Thanks.
[Your] article has pertinence and a lot of deep meaning, not only in the search for jobs, but also about lessons learned, mostly introspection that spurs onto action. It also about sharing one's life experience with an 'open mind', courage, patience, humility and so many qualities... Thank you for sharing your story Brittney.
Really appreciate the positive attitude with which you approached this entire process! It's encouraging to remember we shouldn't settle and that perseverance pays off.
Brittney... thank you for sharing your journey in such a candid and raw way. Very inspiring for those looking for their next opportunity! Never give up. Best of luck to you!
I read your article & wanted to thank you for it. As a fellow recent grad trying for PR job, it helped me to focus my own search
Hi Brittney! I got inspired reading your article. Moving from a different country to another made my job search tougher. And I must say I do experience what you felt before now. But I won't give up! "Be resilient and keep working towards your dreams, when the timing is right everything you wished for will happen for you."
Brittney, thank you so much for your candor and vulnerability. This should be required reading for anyone in a job search!
A year ago, marketing communications professional Brittney Oliver decided to take life’s lemons and turn them in to lemonade.
“I decided to be fearless and to share my story to inspire others to keep focus on their dreams. I choose to take life’s lemons and turn them into lemonade,” Oliver explains on her website. “My glass of lemonade consists of a dash of resilience, a sprinkle of tenacity, a cup of faith, a pinch of grace and a dose of creativity.”
And now she is helping others figure out what’s in their glass of lemonade, by launching the networking group and event series, Lemons 2 Lemonade.
It was a late Friday evening and I just arrived at Seven Grams Caffe in Chelsea, New York City to meet Brittney Oliver. Brittney and I had been social media friends, exchanging tweets and stories in only 140 characters.
No one is immune to negative experiences. They’re part of life. As the saying goes, “it’s not what happens to you, it’s how you react.” That’s a phrase I find to be especially true in the context of navigating challenging experiences that come up in the workplace.
Many college graduates who received their degrees between 2007 and 2011 know how hard it was to enter the workforce during a horrible job market. However, there is another factor that made a difficult job market even more of an uphill battle for me: being a black woman.
I have garnered media placements for clients in USA Today, ABC News, and Chicago Tribune. I have contributed articles to ESSENCE, US Weekly, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, TIME, Revolt, Levo.com, BlackSouthernBelle.com and more. Check out some of my work.
Salary is the most uncomfortable yet most important part of an interview. It’s awkward for both candidates and hiring managers, but it determines who gets the job and if the person is getting paid a suitable salary that is livable.
They’re so simple you won’t believe it.
We are half way through 2017 and many of us have fallen off of our new year goals. June is the perfect time to reflect on your process to achieving your personal goals and this half way mark brings about an optimistic attitude towards changing different aspects of a person’s life.
Between 1915 and 1960, the period known as the Great Migration, Black Southerners packed up their belongings and made their way to the Northern cities to flee Jim Crow and for more economic opportunities.
There is power in collaboration. There is impact in empowering the leaders of our future. By partnering and sponsoring Lemons 2 Lemonade events, these brands were able to get exposure to Millennials of color who are influencers, young professionals, creatives and entrepreneurs.