Career

3 things that separate my best bosses from the rest by Jasmine Tate

On October 17 each year employees, leaders and self-starters everywhere show up on social media to celebrate while showing praise and appreciation for their hard work or that of their leaders. My first job was at a day care center the summer prior to my freshman year of high school. Although I took a break to focus on my studies, cheerleading and life as a high school student, I’ve held more than a dozen positions in a variety of industries. The one thing each job had in common was leadership. Fortunately I’ve never had an unbearable “boss.” I believe that the best leaders become the best because of their actions and here are some that separate some of my best supervisors from the others.

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Getting more from Linked In: 5 practices to implement today by Jasmine Tate

During my job search process and first position post-grad school there was one tool that I relied on heavily to research, make connections and learn from a diverse network of individuals in related professions. That tool was Linked In, and it’s one that I still use consistently today.

Being fairly new to California and my role at TGR Foundation, Linked In has given me helpful information to meet locals and get involved. As an frequent user and advocate for the site here are five ways to use Linked In outside of job searching.

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The basics of Toastmasters and why you should join by Jasmine Tate

According to a Forbes article I read recently 80% of the population has anxiety or discomfort in relation to public speaking while only 10% enjoy it. The other 10% hate it and suffer from glossophobia: fear of public speaking. One of my favorite responsibilities during my career at Inland Empire United Way was sharing the work being done to impact the lives of individuals, children and families in the region. I was always excited to serve as a guest speaker or lead tours of the facilities. While I thoroughly enjoy opportunities to speak, it still gives me a little anxiety, and there’s always room for improvement, which is why I decided to join Toastmaster’s International.

I discovered Toastmaster’s through IEUW and jumped at the opportunity when my supervisor presented it. After transitioning to TGR Foundation I continued my involvement, and each week on “Toastmaster Tuesday” I get the opportunity to practice and improve my skills. If you hadn’t heard of it before, now you have, and I invite you to join a network of more than 350K members worldwide.

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Panel for empowerment: Key takeaways from Orange County United Way's most recent Women United Event by Jasmine Tate

On Wednesday, August 15 more than 100 women entered the Lincoln Experience Center in Newport Beach, CA  for an event described to be “uniquely female.” Combining networking, wine sipping, food tasting and engaging dialogue, a local panel presented by Orange County United Way and Bank of America gathered a diverse group with one goal, empowerment.

As three women took over the stage to take on the topic of branding, their words were met with head nods, laughter and internal reflection.

As three women took over the stage to take on the topic of branding, their words were met with head nods, laughter and internal reflection.

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Goodbye probationary period. Hello full benefits: 8 tips and habits for your first 90 days in a new role by Jasmine Tate

When transitioning into a new role there's a lot to learn, and even more comes with a new organization. My journey at TGR Foundation has been no different. I've learned a lot about the foundation and settled well into my position, but as with most new chapters in life, there is much more to learn. I'm enjoying the process. In celebration of my first 90 days on the job, hello full benefits, I've shared seven tips for anyone entering their probationary period in a fresh position.

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