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How to Follow Up After a Job Interview

Do you ever wonder what the best way is to follow up after a job interview?  Is email to impersonal?  Is snail-mail too slow?  Will the interviewer even notice or care? Well, one thing is for certain.  If you don't follow up at all, you're quite sure that they won't notice at all.   In fact, so few people follow up in any way you might just set yourself apart and make the difference in being considered for the position. By reinforcing your interest in the position with a friendly follow up you will push your name to the forefront of…
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Can Mini-SkirtsTeach You About Writing A Resume?

Did you know that you can learn a lot about writing a resume from that sexy, saucy little fashion item, the mini-skirt? Whether you have worn one of these short skirts before, or have simply been an admirer, here are the tips that mini-skirts can give you about writing the most effective resume possible: Just the Right Length Your resume should always be the same length as a mini-skirt, long enough to cover the important parts but short enough to still be interesting. It is crucial to include the most important details in your resume when applying for a job,…
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Want a Great Holiday Survival Strategy? How to Take Criticism like a Champion

One of the hardest things in the world can be to receive negative criticism on something we have done. No one wants to feel like they have done something wrong and hearing someone talk about our faults and mistakes can make us very frustrated and discouraged. However, criticism doesn’t have to be so bad when you approach it with the right attitude. In fact, when you think of it in the following way, it can actually benefit you positively and help you improve. Here is how: Separate yourself from what is being criticized Whenever we put our time and effort…
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Why Do We Never Do the Things We Enjoy?

You might be watching a film about an artist, and your friend will say, “I used to love making pottery when I was in school. I wish I could do it again.” Or perhaps you will be walking along the beach and you will pass someone on Rollerblades and your partner will say, “I love rollerblading! I used to do it all the time when I was younger.” Or maybe you will treat yourself to an ice cream once in a blue moon, and think about how much you love ice cream but you can’t remember the last time you…
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What Are You Waiting For? Effective Cures for Procrastination

Is your motto, “why do today what I can put off until tomorrow?” Procrastination is an easy habit to slip into, as it is incredibly tempting to avoid doing something that is not urgent. When a project is due, the house needs cleaning, or a form needs filling out, we often decide that we will get away with doing it another day. However, procrastination can really come back to bite us when the deadline looms near and we realize that we have left way too much work for ourselves. Every college student who has gotten in trouble for snoring in…
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Tips for Learning a New Language

Whether you want to go traveling, move abroad, or just impress your sexy foreign neighbor, learning a new language can be a very advantageous skill to have. Learning to speak another language is not only a great way to open up many more opportunities for yourself, it can also be a fun challenge. However, learning to speak a new language can also be very intimidating and difficult. You will have to start right back at square one when it comes to communication, and it can be very humbling and frustrating to only have the conversation skills of a three year…
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