When Donald Trump says he wants to make America "great again," what many people hear is him saying he wants to make America "run by white men" again. We've been talking about race in coded terms during this election — except for those moments when Trump explains that black people all live in hell — and I think we need to address it more directly.But a white woman pushing 60 shouldn't be encouraged to talk about race in America all by herself; we've had too much of that, just as we've had too many men explain to women how we "really" think. I didn't want to whitesplain....more
The date of September 11, 2001 is a polarizing day in American history. In a matter of moments our country stopped breathing and moving. Our perceptions changed and what we knew to be true had to be reexamined. The world became a place many no longer recognized and the way we lived our lives would never be the same.
A few weeks ago I wrote an article on my blog about how to write a resume that would get any hiring manager’s attention. Today I’m here to teach you to write a cover letter that any hiring manager will love.Plus, at the end of this article I’m going to be giving away a copy of the world’s best-selling job hunting book “What Color is Your Parachute?” This is a great book for those of you who are entering the job world looking for your first job, or maybe need some help knowing what kinds of career fields to go into. So make sure you read this entire article!...more
Born in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Laci Chisholm has been dancing nearly as long as she has been walking. A gifted and outgoing child, Laci’s desire to express herself has driven her passion for dance and given her a remarkable creative outlet. Laci studied dance intensely throughout her adolescence perfecting her craft and developing her ability to share the skill of dance with others....more
With the Early Bird pricing for BlogHer Food '14 tickets fast expiring (10 days!), I wanted to let you know something wonderful. Not just wonderful: Delicious! Our host hotel, the Downtown Miami Hilton, is home to an award-winning chef. Chef Gerd has been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years, getting his start back in his parents' restaurant and bakery in his native Germany. Since then he has traveled the world, cooking up amazing dishes and winning multiple awards. You know what that means for BlogHer Food attendees?
With BlogHer Entrepreneurs just over a month and a half away, I am delighted to bring you an interview that might encourage you to attend. Porter Gale is a marketing expert with over 20 years of experience working in branding, social media, advertising and filmmaking. Her first book, Your Network Is Your Net Worth will be published in 2013. Unfortunately, she cannot make it to our amazing conference March 21-22, but she wanted to lend a hand. I took some time to interview her, to pick her brain for you so that you might understand how networking -- online or at a conference -- might help you in your endeavors....more
I am always left a little taken aback when I read articles about Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts. This morning a candidate came to our office for an interview with pants dragging on the ground and soaking wet hair. She was a lovely woman but her presentation put her at the end of the line for potential job interviews. After spending over twenty-five years in the staffing industry, I am amazed that people still don’t pay attention to the details that they can control and improve upon. My philosophy is to always control what you can!...more
Agápe Bridal. Agápe. Hum. What does that mean? How do you pronounce it? The dresses on the front window are stunning. The store is beautiful and smells brand new. Dresses are hung neatly in racks and the wooden floor is gleaming. As I open the door and walk in, the woman behind the beautiful granite counter smiles. Her name is Sue. She co-owns Agápe Bridal with her daughter, Amber. We sit down and our interview is soon underway. ...more
The soft baby blue, the thick journals with luxurious covers, the stationary and vintage furniture beckoned me to go into the store. I walk in and immediately feel like I've walked into a place that Style Me Pretty would approve of. He turns at the sound of the door opening, and greets me with a friendly smile. Today, I am interviewing Brian from Paper Nation. ...more