Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?: A Crash Course in by Ellen Gordon Reeves

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By Ellen Gordon Reeves

A witty, pleasant, unforeseen activity hunter's bible that eventually solutions the true questions. sure, if you're wedded for your nostril ring, put on it to the interview. No, you shouldn't be e-mailing out countless numbers of résumés. Writing with huge, immense authority and a compelling, vigorous voice, Ellen Reeves brings jointly her life of adventure of hiring, counseling, and résumé-doctoring into an important advisor for younger activity seekers.

Can I put on My nostril Ring to the Interview? takes readers step by step via a technique that was once consistently tricky, yet is this present day in particular demanding. commence the hunt with a qualified mind-set—get geared up, and set your self up with company playing cards, a good electronic mail handle, and a operating mobile phone. the significance of networking and the guideline of three—try to make 3 e-mails or cell calls an afternoon, yet by no means greater than that. The "elevator speech"—hone your pitch to the size of an elevator journey and be ready to exploit it on the such a lot unforeseen occasions. The artwork of writing cringe-free hide letters and killer résumés—from timelines, hooks, and grammatical do's and don'ts to why you want to by no means use the word "References to be had upon request," by no means contain your GPA, and not, ever make a typo. how you can gown for an interview, together with why to place in your enterprise outfits whilst interviewing at domestic, over the telephone. issues to be sincere approximately: citizenship and earlier wage variety. And issues to not say: "I wish this task simply because i want future health insurance."

Then as soon as you're in, find out how to negotiate wage, what to anticipate in a evaluate, and uncomplicated first activity logic: take initiative, be humble and important, by no means use your boss as a confidant, and constantly say "I'll locate out" rather than "I don’t know." Now you're in your way.

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That may be unfortunate because it means that I agree with my friend, playwright Christopher Durang, that life is random. I didn’t like turning 50 very much. I remember having a party when I turned 40, but also being very anxious, because my life had been so much more focused on my career than on my personal life. I thought, there’s all this stuff I’ve still got to do. I’ve got to get a home, I have to have a child. Turning 50 was harder because my sister had died, and my Dad was sick. It just was harder — there was a lot of real life going on.

At 50, I couldn’t have lied and said that I was 45 because I had lived those extra five years. From the minute I wake in the morning, I live very fully. I do so much in a day; I do so much in a week — I can’t pretend that I haven’t done it. I am my age. It would be silly to pretend that I am younger. My 50s have been excellent. I have a huge amount of energy, and my experiences have been phenomenal. When I was only 28, I had 300 people working for me; I was on the cover of Newsweek. But even when I was 20, I was thinking about 30.

The way to turn 50 is to embrace it. Tell everyone you know and just enjoy it. ) happen to you? Look around you and see what you have — don’t think about what’s missing. Don’t dwell on the things that didn’t happen, the opportunities missed, the loved ones gone, the friends at a distance. The broken hearts, the hurt feelings, the disappointments — those are all part of what makes you who you are as you turn this corner. Forget the money that you’ve lost or the journey not taken. If you have people who love you, if you’ve reached 50 and can feel comfortable in your skin, with all of the good and bad that makes you who you are, that’s really something.

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