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LinkedIn Convos

09 Dec LinkedIn Convos: Informational Interview

Since sharing my story of my journey of going on over 100 interviews before finding employment, many people have reached out to me for further exploration on some of the topics that I mentioned in the article. I’m going to start posting some of my tips for some of the questions that I receive from others in a series called LinkedIn Convos.

 

I mentioned in my article that people should secure informational interviews to help see if they are a good fit for a company. I received the following question from a reader:

4 Things I Learned from Shanice Williams Journey to The Wiz!

07 Dec 4 Things to Learn from Shanice Williams’ Journey to Dorothy

On Thursday, December 3, I was one of the 11.5 million viewers who watched The Wiz Live! on NBC. Just like those viewers, I watched in awe as a star-studded cast took on the task of revitalizing the 1975 play. What was also amazing about this night was that a major television network showcased this wonderful production featuring an all-black cast that was directed by a Clark Atlanta alum, Kenny Leon. What I found to be most impressive was watching Shanice Williams reprise the role as Dorothy which was her first acting job EVER.

29 Women in White House

24 Nov ESSENCE Writer Talks Women in White House Spread

When the November issue of ESSENCE hit newsstands last month, the article that circulated on everyone’s social media feeds was the “Women of the White House“.  This article featured 29 Black women who work for the Obama administration. It was so amazing to see a group of women who look like me assisting with the everyday workings of the President and First Lady. It was a powerful visual to see women of all ages taking on leadership in some of the most coveted positions people can hold in our government.  

4 Tips to Survive Engagement & Wedding Season at Work & Beyond

19 Nov 4 Tips to Survive Engagement & Wedding Season at Work & Beyond

 

For the first time in a long time, I felt like the “single person”. You know the one that rolls their eyes every time they’re invited to tag along as a third wheel. The one that had to endure the pre-meeting chatter of wedding planning and boyfriend picture sharing at work. My perspective changed when I watched my first childhood friend jump the broom in May. It’s surreal to have friends who are married. It made me realize that “yes” I’m getting older.