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How To Navigate Political Differences in the Workplace

By: Ranneme Abu-Hajar It’s not shocking that the United States is still struggling with political polarization after the 2020 election with over 80% of Democrats, over 70% of Independents, and almost 70% of Republicans all agreeing that the nation is divided. Both sides of the political spectrum were also divided on the impact former President…
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Differing Opinions in the Workplace

I’ve had many opportunities to participate in broad discussions about the ever-changing landscape of the American workforce during my internship with Braathe Enterprises. Robert delved into the topic of managing conflict both in the classroom and the workplace during a recent meeting. It’s a common misconception that most, if not all conflict is bad, especially…
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Informational Interviewing 101

When people are intimidated by the thought of informational interviews, it’s likely that they have a misunderstanding of what they’re supposed to be used for. Although they are referred to as interviews, informational interviews or other forms of networking are not intended to lead directly to jobs. Instead, they serve to connect people with similar…
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Resume Writing in Saratoga Springs (or A Day In the Life of a Resume Writer)

I’ve lived in Saratoga Springs since 2008, and although the days often may seem the same, I’ve found the 13+ years I’ve lived here to be among my most productive and enjoyable. Whether it be my favorite breakfast sandwich, the Avocado Egg and Cheese on an English Muffin I have a few days a week…
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Waiting Your Turn – Positivity (Part 3)

Throughout the first two parts of my blog post series “Waiting Your Turn – Positivity”, I have constantly emphasized the importance of a positive mindset. However, like many things, it is easier said than done. Often, when you are frustrated or upset, your mind heads straight to pessimism and you are likely stuck in a…
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How to combat Imposter Syndrome as a Woman of Color

As referenced in my last article, around 75% of female executives across industries reported that they’d experienced imposter syndrome in their careers. This staggering number focuses our attention on the influence of imposter syndrome on women which begs the following questions: How are women of color significantly impacted? How have we come to this? How…
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Our First Internship: Virtual Edition

Before the popularity of working online, interns have been stereotyped as coffee-bringers or supply stockers. Braathe Enterprises, with its completely virtual internship, has changed the game. Unsurprisingly, expectations going into an internship can be vastly different than the realities after completion of it. Today, two intern team leaders from B.E.’s Writing and Business Development Team…
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What is Imposter Syndrome?

70% of people will have symptoms of imposter syndrome at least once in their lifetime. Additionally, around 75% of female executives across industries reported that they’ve experienced imposter syndrome in their careers. This number is startling, seeing as imposter syndrome is not officially recognized by the American Psychological Association. What is this puzzling syndrome, and…
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Waiting Your Turn – Positivity (Part 2)

A positive attitude is the key to keeping good relationships with those in the workplace. As I had learned in my previous blog post, optimism will pay off at the end of the day, even on the basketball court. By developing and maintaining good relationships through a positive attitude, you will make the workplace more…
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The Braathe Enterprises Virtual Internship: Building a better world one intern at a time

80 people: collectively working on Finance, HR, Marketing and Writing/Business Development projects, constantly communicating, dedicated to educating themselves. This might seem like a workplace utopia, but in reality, it describes how the Braathe Enterprises Virtual Internship (Be Your Start) functioned during the summer of 2021. Even amidst one of the worst pandemics in history, these…
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