APTly Spoken Blog

  • My Pants Are On Fire

    I’m a horrible liar. It’s not so much that I have a problem with the lie itself, but it’s the post-lie paranoia that really destroys me. I was a ridiculously good child/teenager—seriously Mom, you had it so good—but the worst lie I can think of occurred about six years ago. I was 20, had just gotten my license a month prior and wanted to drive from Maryland to...
  • Retention For the Win

    After being struck with Cupid’s arrow and Russia’s meteor madness, passion and reality reiterate the importance of business goals and operations. How do you accomplish corporate goals, prepare for a disaster and push your company to its full potential? One way to begin answering these questions is by acknowledging that a successful property needs high and effective retention rates....
  • Are You Ready For That Job Interview? Ten Helpful Tips Just For You!

    Top Ten Tips for a Successful Interview: 1. Research the company and be prepared with some written questions. Go to the company website and spend at least thirty minutes reviewing the management team, the about us pages, and make sure you read any recent press releases.  Prepare questions about the company and the department you are interviewing.  Be on time, and that means between...
  • Whistle While You Work—And Doodle and Make Tin-Foil Flowers, Too

    I don’t want to brag, but I was the belle of the ball at my hometown pizzeria in suburban Maryland. During my three months there as a waitress, a few of the dish washers had a bit of a crush on me. I always had bread crumbs in my hair and permanently smelled like garlic, so this doesn’t surprise me. Of all my prospective suitors, Lucio was my favorite. He spent a good portion of his...

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