The best thing about March is the annual outpouring of information about women. This year's rich harvest includes some terrific profiles of women's work in photography, theater, and museum leadership. Make no mistake - new ground is being broken here, and we are still seeing many "firsts".
After I graduated from university, full of inspiration and dreams for the future, I tried "leaning in." I did all the stuff you’re supposed to do. I tried "networking." I revised my CV a million times and sent it off everywhere. I slept on my sister's floor for seven days so I could do a work experience week that pushed me to my health limits and left me out of money. I did a course for unemployed graduates (again pushing my health to the limit) that promised a work experience opportunity -- which never materialized.
I have made a living as a crafter for close to 15 years. It has not always been easy. There were times I was poor, and there were times I felt rich. There were times without health insurance, and times when I was staying in hotels in Beverly Hills. The craft industry waxes and wanes like anything else. This, my friends, is why I always live by the motto that you need to have several financial irons in the fire at once.
I have so many thoughts swimming in my head these days and seem to find so little time to type them into my computer. As I mentioned a few weeks ago I’ve been struggling with medical problems that resulted from antibiotics. I won’t lie ....more
Note: This is the introduction the Jim put together to introduce himself to all of you in hopes of becoming the next blogger for BAD. If you have any questions or observations for him, please leave a comment. You can find more information about this blogging position here Hey everybody, my name is Jim, a 32 year self-employed husband and father of two ....more
I’m happy to see this promo show up again this month! Get ten free stationery or greeting cards from Shutterfly today and tomorrow (3/8-3/9) with coupon code FRESHCARDS. Just pay shipping, which should run you about $5.99 ....more
It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Recruiter emailed me a dozen annoying interview questions to complete I had a phone screen with a large corporation for a program manager role ....more
Why is it so fun to take a pizza, roll it up, cut it, cook it, and then serve it as pizza buns? I don't know, but it is. I can't quite stress to you the funness and I'm surprised it didn't occur to me sooner ....more
This was originally published on December 30, 2010. I’m hiring college students for several internships right now, which means that the candidates are a mix of really impressive/prepared and really … not. Lessons from just this past week: 1 ....more
BlogHer – NaBloPoMoFriday, March 7, 2014 What have you learned about yourself through blogging?~~~~~~~~Blogging has given me self-confidence, a better ability to write, and a greater sense of the writing community. I have always known that I wanted to write, but blogging has helped me sift through different genres and different styles, until I found my own voice.The generosity of other bloggers and writers never fails to amaze me. They offer advice and answer questions for those of us who are just starting, or are coming back to our writing....more
It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My company wants to track employees’ volunteer time outside the office Is it common for a company to track employees’ volunteer time outside the office? ...more