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Did you win recently?

Did you solve a problem, untangle a mess, or ensure that something didn't become a problematic, tangled mess? Write it in your Brag File right now! Don't forget the details: what happened, what your role was, and what it says about your whole vibe. What's a Brag File? It's just a doc you keep your wins on, so you can use them in cover letters and interviews. Easier than trying to remember that one project you did 2 years ago!

Ask a Manager's guide to getting a raise!

Alison Green over at Ask a Manager put together a whole thing about getting a raise. It's really good! 

“When we are focused on survival, we avoid risks. We reduce ambition. And while it’s allowing our orgs to survive, in a sense, we become unintentionally complicit in perpetuating patterns of inequity.”

 

Great piece by Vu Lee on how funding models in the non-profit sector fail to serve oppressed people in various ways, and what to do about it.

Don't freaking lie on your resume, ok? 

I wrote this about why it's a dumb thing to do and will only screw you in the end. I know you don't believe me, so please just read it? danke

Turns out giving employees autonomy and ownership is good for business

This one is from an HR perspective, but the meat is good: T-Mobile changed up their call centers to give their staffers a specific group of people to support and holding them accountable for results in their own teams. It's a really dope thing that, as Kris Dunn notes, probably could have been thought up by anyone who was really trying. 

Job of the week - its a good one

Ever wanted a part-time gig where you act like a patient for med students? You can do just that! 

Happy to help.

That's what MailChimp decided to title this field, and dang it, I think they were on to something. I'd love to help you out! I do cover letter and resume reviews, run an ongoing professional development & job search membership program on Patreon, and write about work type stuff all the time, over on my website! I encourage you to check it out if you're into that kind of thing: www.ranavain.com 

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