Tuesday, April 03, 2007

New interview up at Journalisticks.com....

Let's talk for a moment.

Say you landed a dream job and you were really excited about it. Great pay, even better opportunities. You get there, and they inform you that something is wrong. Something needs to be changed before you can start working.

You need to cut your hair. The dreadlocks you sport isn't an acceptable hairstyle at the company.

So you do it. You cut your hair. What happens next?

Well, if you are Mashaun Simon, NABJ student representative, you go on to bigger and better things.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Simon yesterday. He's a great guy, funny, and is really successful at a young age. He's freelancing for a number of mags and writes for Black Enterprise and BlackEnterprise.com Go here to learn more....

3 comments:

Martin Lindsey. said...

Yes, dressing for success does include your hair including beards and mustaches too. Not everything is about you and selfish motivation. Most things are about the team and I'm glad this young guys realizes that early on. Well done Tara.

Clark Kent said...

But it creates an interesting conversation. At what lengths do you go to land a job? Working for Black Enterprise or something else that is deemed high level is something that anyone in this profession would jump on. But is a paycheck worth sacrificing your individuality for the team?

Clark Kent said...

Oh, yeah, pimpin' -- you already know that I think that this is a good piece.