Watching my daughter grow, this has become one of the most popular phrases in our household. Yet, I took me 5 years to feel comfortable to start using this phrase again myself. Going through university, then my graduate degree and moving up in my career, I started to feel ashamed to admit that I don’t know something. We live in a society where you are expected to have an opinion on pretty much everything, even when you have no knowledge or interest in the topic.
I vividly remember when I first started my graduate program in London after relocation from Moscow and told my classmates than I didn’t know how to format some paper (as I never lived abroad before), I was met with some subtle criticism that made me feel ashamed of not knowing that.
The truth is that I was always eager to learn, yet feeling uncomfortable to ask for help or information pushed me to borrow other people’s opinions or form superficial views on topics I spent little time investigating. The purpose of inclusive environment is to enable people’s collective learning and sharing knowledge that one might be lacking. It is impossible to be an expert in every area and actually not knowing something is an opportunity for growth. Trying to learn new things should be rewarding, not intimidating. So now I am finally free to admit there are many things I still don’t know, but the path of learning that what makes me excited.
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Growing my resume!
Do you consider courses/professional certificates on Coursera to be valuable and/or worth the time? I have degrees, but there are some certifications that I feel would bulk my resume if Coursera is respected.
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Is anyone else experiencing significant challenges in their job search these days?
As a creative director who left their job earlier this year, I've been receiving rejection emails left and right from automated systems. Am I the only one facing this, or is there something unique happening in the job market?
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I really loved the job fair we had today, very useful, and made some new connections.
I advise others to attend the next event.
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Sending positive vibes to everyone!
Just felt like the community could use a sprinkle of encouragement today.
I may not know your exact situation but I wanted YOU to know that I SEE you and I'm PROUD of you. I know it's a weird time (a lot is going on) but you've got this. Breathe through it and DON'T GIVE UP.
You are capable.
You are supported.
You are valued.
You are loved.
You are needed.
You are powerful.
You are light.
You are amazing.
I hope everyone has a good rest of the week.
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I am new to this website!! :) I am looking for a remote opportunity! I don't want just another job I want a Career, a future, somewhere I can develop and move up. I am dedicated, loyal, detail oriented, etc. I don't have a lot of experience, but I am willing to learn and work hard at anything I do, I have an open availability as well. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
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to add to the 4 months notice denied PTO
I am loyal and been with the company for more than 25 years ; good attendance and employee of the month and season too.
I think he should cut me a slack and approve it. ( still on the works but made me really upset )