1) Career Center.
Especially if you’re a student, take advantage of visiting the career center on your campus; it’s actually quite helpful. All career centers offer resume review services, and assist with position targeting. Some offer classes and study guides for state exams; and options to test for certifications; all of which can help you standout as a candidate. Don’t know where to look? Try google-ing “career center near me” and a few options should pop up in your local area.
2) Network. Network. Network.
Networking is crucial. Get out there and get to know people. You’ll never know who you will meet and how a brief interaction can lead to a great professional connection. If going and meeting people is too much; start out online using apps/sites such as LinkedIn or Handshake. Also, try joining some professional groups on Facebook. Either way you choose, just get yourself out there.
I'm not sure if many of you know, but if you don't, the television show Being Mary Jane featured on BET is finally and sadly coming to an end. This series is literally easily one of my top 6 favorites of all time. The main character Pauletta Patterson aka Mary Jane Paul is a an African American female news anchor. The show follows her life through trials and tribulations; romance and heartbreak. If there was EVER a character that I identify with so closely, it would be Pauletta Patterson. I feel like I am watching my life (the one I'm working towards) on television. I've seen every single episode; MULTIPLE TIMES; and every time I feel like it's the very first time I'm seeing it. If you never blessed yourself by watching this series, I suggest you take advantage of the marathons running on BET or watch it on Netflix to catch up. As mentioned above, the series is coming to a close with a two-hour series finale movie. Throughout the series there is a quote displayed in typewriter print at the very beginning of each episode. Sometimes it's witty or funny but it is always profound. In light of this saddening news, I figured why not pay homage to one of my faves by doing a Top 6 on some of Mary Janes' most trusted quotes.
Check it out below!
These songs are in no particular order, they're simply the most played songs from my werkowt playlist! Some are recent hits, most are not.
1) Pop That by French Montana featuring Rick Ross, Drake, and Lil Wayne
2) B.M.F. (Blowin Money Fast) by Rick Ross featuring Styles P
3) I'm Goin In by Drake featuring Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy
4) Knuck If You Buck by Crime Mob featuring Lil Scrappy
5) Rooster in my Rari by Waka Flocka Flame
6) Bodak Yellow by Cardi B