Give a Job for Christmas

I was watching “the Good Wife” the other night, and on the show one of the law firms was interviewing new associates. It was a lesson in racial identity and sterotyping in interviews, but what really piqued my interest was the line of the woman who wasn’t hired: “I don’t need your sympathy. I needContinue reading “Give a Job for Christmas”

Career Stereotyping

So, this is probably not what you think. But it can affect people just as much as any other type of stereotyping. It  happens regularly in the work world, especially now in a generation of what I call “mobile employment” (people aren’t staying at one company working for the gold watch anymore–they move).  You want toContinue reading “Career Stereotyping”

Setbacks and being Left Behind

Recently, I had some nightmares about being left behind. Literally. I was left at a bus station and left out of a carpool. This made me wonder why I was feeling left behind. In my current career transition, I’ve had a couple of setbacks, so lately I’ve been feeling like I haven’t been making progress. ThisContinue reading “Setbacks and being Left Behind”

Creative Writing Career. . .unfulfilled? Do we open the “Stable Job” door?

In one of my LinkedIn groups, someone proposed this question for discussion: Money-wise, is it worth quitting a secure job to do creative writing as a full-time career? I’m currently in retail, which is fine in terms of money & job security but not job satisfaction, especially for a highly creative mind. I know IContinue reading “Creative Writing Career. . .unfulfilled? Do we open the “Stable Job” door?”