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Why Cultural Fit Should Matter to You

07 Feb Should You Stay or Should You Go: Why Cultural Fit Needs to Matter to You

Just imagine landing a role at your dream company, but your excitement quickly depleted once you were exposed to the culture of that company, which you felt didn’t include you. You aren’t feeling comfortable in your own skin and the people that you need to impress to move up the corporate ladder are uncomfortable around you as well.  You aren’t the normative and the only way to play to win is to play the game with a mask and alter the true uniqueness that is you.

How Benita Abraham

02 Oct How This Woman Reminds Us Why It’s Important to Celebrate Our Wins

Originally posted on TheLifeCurrency.com

 

Do you remember how you felt when you received your first job offer from a company you’ve been wanting to work for? Some of us celebrate with dinner and others might enjoy a nice glass of brew. Despite how we decide to treat ourselves, no job celebration can top what Benita Abraham did for herself when she was offered her dream job in health administration.

Preparing For Your Job Review to Get The Raise You Deserve

16 Aug Preparing For Your Job Review to Get The Raise You Deserve

Originally posted on The Life Currency:

 

One of the hardest and most challenging things that you’ll have to do in your career is to negotiate your salary, and for women, it can be a daunting task. According to the Atlantic, “Men overestimate their abilities and performance, and women underestimate both, even though there’s no difference in the quality of their performance.” It’s challenging because it’s uncomfortable to talk about money, but it’s vital conversation to have because you don’t want to sell yourself short. The worse feeling to have is when you take an offer and realize that you are making significantly lower than what you should be making. Stop leaving money on the table, and use your mid-year review as an opportunity to negotiate the salary you deserve. Here are some tips to gain the most from your mid-year review:

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.