So "Mr." works in any situation (well, in the US at least), but "Mrs." (missus) and Ms." (miss) are dependent on if the person is married or not. Kind of archaic and doesn't really reflect our current societal norms or values, but that's a whole other conversation.
So if you want to be polite in an interview or phone call, and you're not sure which to use, which is the default to which you typically fall back? Ma'am works of course, but not if you want to include their name when addressing them (it's a great subtle way to form a connection and be more personal after all).
A quick google search returns this as the top answer: "Use “Ms.” when you are not sure of a woman's marital status, if the woman is unmarried and over 30 or if she prefers being addressed with a marital-status neutral title." That might be a convention set down by someone at some point in history, but it seems like a potential landmine to me...you never know what a person finds offensive for whatever reason they might have.
Any thoughts or opinions on the matter?
It's funny that Dalllas Hermanson brought up this issue and not once in his replies to anyone of the women who responded, has he used the terms "Mrs. or Ms." 🤔 and these too are people he doesn't know.
I have a bachelors degree in ABA and I’m working on a masters in other psychology. But what else can I apply my bachelors of science to? Because it doesn’t earn me anything in ABA anymore and I don’t want to do ABA now anyway. I love the ABA concept but I don’t like the way it is used and I’d love to apply it to another place. #jobsearch #advice #careerchange #education #healthcare #careeradvice #ABA #psychology #bachelors
Hi Samatha, Well, I can understand where you are coming from; I also studied ABA in the past and practiced as a behavioral analyst technician in the space. As you know, in ABA, you get a vast knowledge of the learning theory. So depending on where you see yourself and find the most fulfilling is key. Navigate further into healthcare, special needs teaching, even in government sectors, as an FBI analyst. Also, if you are still in school, reach out to your advisor, and I'm sure they can help you source some significant additional roles where you can still take the concepts you learn and know and apply them in a different space, along with learning even more. Best wishes moving forward!
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I have 20 years of experience in brand marketing from identifying brand opportunities to leading product launches. You name it, I have done it.
In addition, I started my own business that, for reasons well out of my control, I have to either sell or close it.
But in my unique career journey, I have discovered something (again?) that I should have realized sooner.
I love to write, and I excel at it: blogs, copy, name generation, social media posts, etc. I am happiest when I am putting words on a "page" for an audience to later engage with. And, given that I have spent the majority of my career selling things that people either don't need or shouldn't have, I understand completely the power and tools of persuasion.
Now, I want -- need -- to leverage my skills to fight the good fight. So, if all the stars were aligned, I would want to shine for a compelling cause or worthy political movement.
The question: How can I make this dream career change happen?