Why are we afraid to stand up for ourselves?

When it comes to confrontation, standing your ground can be challenging. Depending on who you are engaged in confrontation with, it can be difficult to be firm in your beliefs and argue on your own behalf, specifically if, for example, the person you’re addressing conflict with is your superior or boss at a job. But, … More Why are we afraid to stand up for ourselves?

Giving constructive criticism: a how-to guide

The idea of giving someone criticism isn’t exactly something that brings most of us comfort. At least, I would hope it doesn’t. Being critical of someone can be kind of awkward, and, depending on who the person is that you’re criticizing, it can be a little tense, too. But, constructive criticism is something all of … More Giving constructive criticism: a how-to guide

It pays to be kind

Since I’ve started working in customer service, I’ve become quite familiar with being treated poorly. From my understanding, anyone who works in customer service is in the same boat I am. And it isn’t a good one. I’m not exactly sure of the distinct reasoning that’s to blame regarding how crappy humans have become in … More It pays to be kind

How to stand up for yourself (respectfully)

Being pushed around sucks. One might think that this typically happens during our childhood years, during which it is commonly referred to as bullying. Spoiler: it still happens when we’re adults, and it’s still called bullying. Standing up for oneself is such an important thing to do in warranted situations, but sometimes, depending on the … More How to stand up for yourself (respectfully)

Transitioning From Academia to the Workplace

Having been a student in post-secondary education for five years, I was unsure as to how the transition into a full-time job immediately after concluding my studies would be. I was fortunate enough to enter a full-time Account Coordinator position at a Public Relations agency two weeks after finishing my post-graduate program, and I wanted … More Transitioning From Academia to the Workplace