APTly Spoken Blog

  • Permission To Take Off

    When I was working at a large retail store one summer during college (think red bull’s-eye), one of my supervisors told me everything from her pants size (12) to the dirty details of her messy divorce. Apparently I have a face that says, “tell me everything.”  “Susan,” on the other hand, had an ex-husband whose face said “don’t tell me anything.” While I knew her entire life history, Susan knew...
  • 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 Connecticut to visit my friend. I...
  • 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. To obtain...
  • 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 15 and 5...

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