I was giving a job interview. And something peculiar happened.
The interviewer was grilling me since the very start. Always, countering what I was saying.
Every time asking what is the proof for every statement.
Show me the proof…
You need to showcase and support what you are saying in an interview. I get that.
But I had 10 years of experience working across different companies, an engineering and MBA degree, overseas experience. Below is my intro for reference.
My short story.
Doctor, chuckles: “Compared to everything else she’s got going on, small potatoes, guys. Like I said, you guys are lucky. I just had to deliver an ‘asshole’ diagnosis the other day and it was devastating.”
“The line between pity and empathy is razor thin. My rule to differentiate between the two is empathy. Understand the structure of your content.”
All of this Laguna talk has us in a turkey tryptophan dream coma that MTV’s cameras captured all the magic for our viewing pleasure. Even if they didn’t (missed opportunity) we’re heading to MTV stat for a binge marathon. This week’s productivity is officially dunzo!
All my loving Beatles…
Bff to our fave blondie, Lo Bosworth, posted this #LBHS10YearReunion shot to her Instagram and immediately sent the Internet (k, just us?) into a frenzy. From the looks of it, the girls were pulling a #TBT to their big high school party and dressed like it was a black and white affair. Girls, we know we didn’t TECHNICALLY go to Laguna Beach High School, but where was our invite?
Where does it all end?
You may not navigate this interaction perfectly, you might fumble for words or be at a loss, but most people will appreciate your effort and help you in the process. I’ve gone into many, many classrooms to teach children about disability — about my daughter — and I have seen their curiosity and hesitancy turn to acceptance and inclusion in a matter of minutes simply because we took the time to talk about it. In my experience, education doesn’t just make a difference, it makes ALL the difference when it comes to teaching our children about disability and fostering a community of inclusion.