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  • Really Disturbing Stuff (On Resumés)

    Growing up, I loved two things: eating obscene amounts of Gushers and reading books. In addition to my love for literature (and processed food), I had an English teacher for a father who corrected me every time I said “me” instead of “I” and an uncle who used words that haven’t been around since the 17th century. At the age of 25, I should be a walking thesaurus (not to mention, obese)....
  • Get A Grip, People

    I sobbed hysterically when my parents dropped me off at college freshman year, so much so that my contact lenses were covered with bits of errant tissue fibers. This sentiment apparently was not felt universally on campus, as literal hoots and hollers could be heard from nearly every other one of my classmates who finally felt free. Two years ago, when I decided it was time to leave my job and...
  • Who I am, Who I’m Not and Who I Want to Be!

    I was listening to The Fray this morning and one of my favorite songs of theirs (though I really do like them all) is You Found Me. In that song is a verse that really speaks to me: “Who I am, Who I’m Not and Who I Want to Be”And it got me thinking about those things and how easy it is to not really know; especially in a business that wants you to be many things. It’s easy to lose yourself....
  • Calling All Manners

    My family doesn’t have the best phone etiquette. As a child, I was so petrified of calling people that I would write out exactly what I wanted to say ahead of time and recite my lines repeatedly before dialing. Once I was finally confident enough to ad lib, my mother saw fit to secretly listen in on my conversations. One night, when there was apparently nothing good on TV, I could hear her and...

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