Employed for Good

A working girl’s take on doing well and giving back.

A working girl’s take on doing well and giving back.

How To: Quickly & Easily Organize That Cable Drawer

 

When I’m not configuring databases at my day job, or writing/drawing about it on this blog, then I’m trying to excel at other basic human pursuits. There are the big ones, like eating healthy and staying fit, but I’m talking about the small, less interesting stuff –  tiny projects and tasks that when tackled, make your personal life feel just a little more organized.

 

Like the cable drawer.

A photo of my cable drawer. The boxes are covering even more cables.

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Perception Vs Reality – What Really Happens In A Nonprofit Database


20 Things Every Nonprofit Database Admin Can Understand (with GIFs)

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Some of us may love the work, but maintaining your team’s database isn’t always easy! For anyone who’s ever had this role at a nonprofit (and for those folks who have ever worked with that person), here are 20 things that have likely crossed our minds at some point in time.

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*Cartoon Corner* – Wearing ‘Multiple Hats’ at a Nonprofit


My Journey to Salesforce Admin Certification

Last September, I set a lofty professional goal. By 2018, I would get my Salesforce Administrator certificate.

For background, I was hired to support our nonprofit constituents by being a face for our organization. My 3+ years of  database experience would be helpful, but I accepted this role because it wasn’t that.  It was a chance to be external-facing and build relationships, something brand new to me. Salesforce wasn’t part of the equation.

That lasted for about 6 months. (more…)


How To: Upgrade Your Work Wardrobe

I’ve done a lot of thinking about my career these past few months – where I am, where I’m headed, and where I’d like to be. And as I’ve thought about all the big changes that need to happen to accomplish my goals, I came to terms with the fact that there was one small thing I really needed to re-evaluate.

My wardrobe. (more…)


How To: Make the Most of Your Morning Commute

I’ve seen many articles on the benefits of the morning routine, each of which has fallen along similar lines: successful people wake up before 6am, they’re super intentional about planning their days, and with discipline, we can all be the same way. There are even guides on how people can do this.

That’s all great. The problem is that I’m just not there yet. (more…)