There are many ways to split people into two groups. Young and old. Rich and poor. Us and them. The 98% who can do arithmetic and the 3% who cannot. Those who split people into two groups and those who don’t.
This is the story of Geneviève LaSalle, who grew up in a small town in France. We met in Bogota, Colombia where she was an intern at the UNHCR. Shortly after, she left Bogota to return to France to complete her Master’s degree. She now works as a UNHCR Associate Protection Officer in the Great Lakes Region. Here, she shares the story of her path to employment at the UNHCR, and advice for anyone looking to join the world’s premier refugee humanitarian agency. Continue reading
If you’re a college grad who doesn’t have a job yet, spending your summer searching can be terrifying, demoralizing, and heartbreaking. Yikes. At least you can use all that time at your parents’ place to do something you’re probably doing anyways: hang out on social media Continue reading “How to Use LinkedIn for New Graduates”
If you’re making a salary of $50,000 — not unrealistic, even for entry-level jobs — then I guarantee you can double that money a lot sooner than you think. Here’s why: Most people who accept salaries are order-takers. They show up, get instructions from the boss, and follow them to the T. Then they rinse and repeat that process day after day. However, a select few people position themselves as problem-solvers. They identify problems that keep their bosses up at night, and work like guided missiles to solve them.
As a recent transplant to Seattle, Tara Reed was sitting in her new apartment, staring at the blank walls. “I’d started to get interested in fine art, and it struck me how annoying and labor-intensive it would be to find art I liked for my new place,” she says. “For food, music, fashion, movies, I could just tap an app and get a personal recommendation. But the fine-art world hadn’t caught up to that.” So, Reed, who now lives in Detroit, helped it catch up: She launched Kollecto .
Have you ever tried to break a bad habit, only to give up in frustration? The problem isn’t that you’re weak or that the bad habit is too ingrained; in all likelihood, you just gave up too soon.