Rules of Engagement: 5 rules to remember before posting online by Jasmine Tate

With the growth of social media popularity and platforms, people have become more comfortable sharing every detail of their lives.

Although information shared is ultimately a matter of preference, it’s definitely smart to be an objective gatekeeper of your platforms and how others perceive you based on what you release. While it is sometimes hard not to share, remembering these five rules before posting can help you decide whether a post is necessary and reflective of what you want people to see beyond the moment of your experience, good or bad.  

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Jasmine’s Journey: My Charming Charlie experience and response to its closing  by Jasmine Tate

Saddened by the news that Charming Charlie had filed for a second bankruptcy and would be closing all of its stores, I began to reflect on my journey to becoming a “charmer” and my experience growing with the company. 

Dad to High School Jasmine: “If you want to live in an apartment you’re going to pay for it. I’ve never paid rent, and I’m not going to start now.”

The summer after my cousin, Jasmine, and I graduated from high school, we moved into our first apartment together. I was living off of graduation GIFT$ and they were dwindling swiftly.  I knew I had to find a job quickly. I applied at every store in the local mall and eventually got a call from Bridgette Wright, the general manager at Charming Charlie. 

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Performance Review Prep: Five reminders and ten questions for your next evaluation by Jasmine Tate

Bon Jovi said it best: “We’re halfway there, livin’ on a prayer,” and we’ll make it. I won’t swear but I will help you prepare for the your performance review. I enjoy learning about my supervisor’s satisfaction and perception of my performance as much as I enjoy checking boxes on my to-do list and tracking my performance. Performance reviews are exciting to me because they allow me and my supervisor to sit down for an uninterrupted period to talk about me and how I can be better in my role. Quality Time is my love language, and I love personal and professional development. Depending on your relationship with your supervisor, it may not feel like Quality Time, but fortunately for me that has been the case with most of my supervisors. They are filled with two-way dialogue, head nods, laughs and good energy to place into our future at whatever company or organization we’re employed.

Here are five reminders and ten questions to help you prepare for your next review, whether its coming up soon or in the next six months.

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