Month: August 2017

Courage in Adversity: Harriet Pickens & Frances Wills

Throughout much of my life, World War II stories have dominated my reading, research and curiosity. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that I follow up one story from that time period with another. After discussing the ever-youthful shipping pioneer Captain Mary Parker Converse, I now turn your attention toward the first African-American women to be commissioned into the U.S. Navy. According to unearthed photographs and documents at the National Archives in College Park in 2016, Lieutenant Junior Grade Harriet Ida Pickens and Ensign Frances Wills were the first African-American women to be commissioned into the U.S. Navy’s...

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Build Your Resume like a Bacon Cheeseburger

One of my favorite things about my job as a Human Resources Executive Recruiter is reviewing the resumes of candidates I screen, prior to providing advice on how to enhance their overall presentation. My insight is generally well-received and appreciated by those I assist, which inspired my newfound passion of providing daily ‘Resume Advice.’ The thought of working on a resume gives employees great apprehension. Many passive and active candidates alike, have no clue where to start or how to craft the ideal CV. Ironically, many of the hiring managers who critique others for their open requisitions, too, have poor resumes. Thus, my latest inspiration came last week on...

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Offshore Surveyor Hayley Adlam

Meet Hayley Adlam from Salisbury, UK. Hayley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Geography from Cardiff University, currently working as an Online Surveyor and Reports Coordinator in European waters. Hayley’s love of marine wildlife inspired her to work on the water. She started out as a Marine Wildlife Observer Intern and has spent much of her 5 year career on offshore wind farms. Women Offshore caught up with Hayley to learn more about her exciting career: Hayley, please share a memorable experience you’ve had while working offshore. “Standing in the bow of our vessel whilst working off the coast...

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Circuit Workout

When my husband, Kent, got certified as a personal trainer, I naturally started asking him to create workouts for me. This is what ultimately led to us establishing True Grit Fitness.  Kent created an extensive library of workouts that we thought others could benefit from such a workout program that could be done anywhere.   No Equipment Needed… Part of what makes this routine, an excerpt from our Resolution.12 Trainer, the perfect workout for doing on board a ship or platform, is that there is no equipment needed for completing it successfully. On my rig, we have a huge...

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