I’m Brittney, a content creator and former NYC marketing communications professional based in Greater Nashville 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.
For many people, the thought of doing what they love is a far-fetched dream. It’s not so much that they can’t come up with an idea.
We’re often advised to be specific and strategic about what we’re after. While this might be great advice for some, others might find that this approach yields little results for them–particularly when they’re trying to land their first entry-level job.
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.
Especially when you are nail-biting your way through the process to land your first job, it can be tempting to say things you think the hiring manager will want to hear–even if those things aren’t true.
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.
One doesn’t need to search hard to find insensitive advertising and creative campaigns from tone-deaf brands. In fact, with so many mishaps piling up, we’re often left wondering, Where are the Black employees?
How many times have you seen a report where today’s top tech companies admit to struggling to recruit top diverse talent? Only 2% of Google’s workforce is black, and at Twitter, just 3% of the workforce is black.
Many of the products we consume today were made possible by the innovations, leadership, and inventions of black entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists. Their groundbreaking work has made an impression on today’s black founders.
There are currently 2.5 million businesses owned and operated by African-Americans, according to the U.S. Census’s most recent survey of business owners. Although black entrepreneurship is on the rise, black founders are still receiving less VC funding than their white peers and have limited access to capital.
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.