It’s 2017 and we, as a society, are finally opening up to talk about subjects that were once so taboo, you kept it a secret: depression. Whether you call it feeling down, being blue, or just being depressed, it’s no longer the negative stigma it once used to be.
Through the use of social media, people are being more vocal about how they feel and are okay with sharing it.
I was a bit surprised to see how many tweets float around from people, who’s age ranges from their early teens to late 60s, that they are too fight battles with depression. I used to be a part of that secret society that kept things on the down low for fear of what other’s would think of me, especially employers.
I mean, I worked in HR for goodness sake, no one wants to hire someone onto their HR team who’s openly talking about their depression. Right?
As someone who was a recruiter for over 10 years, I can tell you that people don’t realize what a bad impression they make when they reach out asking you for help. It’s not the idea of helping someone that leaves a bad taste in our mouths, it’s the idea of organizing their thoughts and figuring out the ask.
It’s like showing up at a bank and when it’s your turn at the teller, you just sit there, say nothing, and continuously blink at them hoping they will read your mind and fix your problem.
As with any ask — you must be organized, present the ask, and present the opportunity for me in the situation–otherwise why would I want to help a random stranger?
When you reach out to a recruiter, you can’t be coy, you can’t waste time, and you can’t come across as desperate. Instead, you want to follow these tips–but clearly understand why these tips will add value to your message.
Can’t Stop Fighting with My Husband
I posted something on Facebook and a close friend of mine grabbed my attention because her response was hilarious but very telling of what she was going through. Gifs are powerful, especially ones with a little duck being dragged around by a merry-go-round and his feathers being disbursed throughout the scene. I texted her and was on a call with her an hour later.
How To Deal With Hurt Feelings
If you’re a living breathing human being you’re going to get your feelings hurt sooner or later. It’s a thing we humans can’t help but experience, or can we? Since I’ve taken The Landmark Forum, I’m experiencing like in a new manner. I don’t react the way I used to react and I don’t “get things” the way I used to “get things.” These life transforming habits have been extremely noticeable to friends, family — and especially my husband.
Guys, we all know that when it comes to grooming tips, we are still ages behind the women but we’ve at least closed the gap a little. Women have had their beauty tips down to a science since the early days of Cleopatra. Men, only started about fifteen years ago. But it’s okay — we at least recognize the need to catch up.