Joanne

03 March 2020
Posted by Joanne

People are always surprised to learn that I’m a journalist by nature/nurture/education.  They’re also surprised to learn that I ran and self-published a magazine for many years before trying my hand at marketing/advertising, which turned into a longer-than-anticipated stint in social media… And landed me here, in resume land. Truth is, writing has always been…

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25 February 2020
Posted by Joanne
Taking a step back

How has your week been? How’s 2020 been treating you thus far? I’m gonna be honest for a moment and say that I’m already over this year (heh).  And while I’ve been busier than I’ve been for a long time, and while I enjoy the bustle that comes with running my li’l business and coming…

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20 February 2020
Posted by Joanne

Have you ever turned down a job offer? I have. Twice. It wasn’t even because I didn’t need the work, or that the positions didn’t sound right. In one case, it was just that accepting didn’t feel right. And in the second instance, I realized, being one of two candidates remaining after an intense three-round interview process,…

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19 February 2020
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When I was a new to freelance, if I didn’t have a steady, long-term contract, I made sure that I was always on top of my hustle. I wasn’t only seeking work in my field, either; there was hardly a job I wouldn’t say yes to—from makeup artist, stylist and personal shopper to graphic designer,…

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17 February 2020
Posted by Joanne

Today while brainstorming ideas for the blog, I found inspiration from an unexpected source: my five-year-old daughter, Aisha. I don’t often talk about my daughter (or any other personal matters if they don’t somehow relate to work), other than reference her as the source of a sleepless night or an adorable interruption to the flow…

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14 February 2020
Posted by Joanne

I know how hard it can be to stay motivated to start a job search after you’ve been let go. I understand the feelings of unworthiness, self-doubt and loneliness that unemployment can bring. Fortunately, I’ve been lucky enough to have a supportive partner in my corner, cheering me on to help keep me motivated and…

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11 February 2020
Posted by Joanne
Got luck?

Do you ever get wind of another person’s new opportunity—be it a job, romance or windfall, and think, they’re so lucky? We often think of luck as something that is random, when in fact, the opposite couldn’t be more true. Oprah said it best: “I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been…

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