Author Archives: Alejandra Borda

Say My Name | Why Pronouncing Names Correctly is Important

Most people would agree that names matter. At the most basic level, they serve as important identifiers. We introduce ourselves with them. Sometimes, we even choose new ones because they are more aligned with our identities.

Given their elemental importance, …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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Having Influence at Work as a Nurse

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As a nurse, there are many different areas that you can personally influence. The nursing profession is all about positively impacting the lives of the patients, and there are many ways that a nurse can have a positive …

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How to Nurture Diversity & Inclusion at the Team Level

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has led more of us to question how we can break down the racial barriers that prevent us from including and engaging with diversity. This is a big question and there is no single …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Yes, You Should Still Take Time Off Work During COVID-19—Here’s How to Make the Most of It

If you’ve been working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might feel like all of the days are running together and you don’t have a good handle on time anymore. Here’s a question for you: When’s the last time …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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How to Diversify Your Professional Network (Because Your Connections Shouldn’t All Be Just Like You)

Be honest: Do all of your professional contacts look and sound the same? Did your boss and all your work friends go to the same kind of school as you? Did everyone in your network take similar paths to get …

By Marietta Gentles Crawford - The Muse
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A Strong Response | Help Your Organization Speak Up on Social Issues

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and global protests, many organizations—private and nonprofit—clearly communicated their condemnation of violence and support for racial justice. However, social media communities have been calling out organizations they believe missed the mark and either …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Afraid to Talk About Sensitive Topics at Work? Read this Guide First

Imagine this: you are at a meeting where some colleagues are beginning to talk about a sensitive topic, such as race and racism in higher education. You know that there is a possibility of accidentally offending someone with your thoughts, …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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5 Books to Help You Think (and Talk) About Race

For many people, the most recent protests related to the Black Lives Matter movement have sparked a desire to better understand racism—and ways to fight it—in the U.S. You may wish to deepen your understanding by reading books on the …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Emotional Intelligence at Work | 5 Reasons Why it Matters

Our lives are pretty of full these days. We move quickly, juggling competing demands from work and home, all the while wondering if we are managing well enough to do a good job.

But with all of our lists and …

By Jeannette Eaton - Idealist Careers
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Healthcare Recruiter and Candidate Boot Camp: Communication 101

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We all played this game as kids: a short phrase is whispered from one person to the next. The last person says the phrase as she or he understood it. And the end message? It bears no resemblance to …

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