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Ten new phrases for your resume

Last week LinkedIn announced the ten most overused words on resumes. Words that you use in your LinkedIn profile are likely to appear on resumes, which means the list outlines the buzzwords you should be avoiding when formatting and writing your own resume. There is sometimes a lack of creativity in being creative when doing your resume and profile. With that in mind here are the ten words and using football as a reference, words and phrases to replace them with. Creative............................Playmaker Organizational...................Good clock management Effective...........................Great inside the red zone Motivated.........................Touchdown maker Extensive experience.........Pro bowler Track Record...................Hall of fame career Innovative.........................Game changer Responsible......................Low turnover rate Analytical..........................Audibles at line of scrimmage Problem solving...…

Black Friday or Black Thursday

Black Friday is the name given to the day following Thanksgiving, which is traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, most major retailers open extremely early, often at 4 am, or midnight or nowadays on Thanksgiving night. To work that turkey off they have promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but judging from commute time and crowds in stores you might think so. It has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005 although news reports, which at that time were inaccurate, have described it as the busiest shopping day of the year for a much longer period of time. The news media has long described the day after Thanksgiving as the busiest shopping day of the year. In earlier years, this was not actually the case. According to wikipedia in the period from 1993 through 2001, for example, Black Friday ranked from fifth to tenth on the list of busiest shopping days, with the las…

Presidential debates are just job interviews

Imagine having a job interview with your number one competitor. Wouldn't that be a game changer. The interviewer could ask questions you could both answer and reply to and you could have a copy of their resume to boot. While watching last night's Presidential Debate at the Dublin Library with thirty other interested guests my thoughts drifted to if I was sitting in the cozy lounge asking questions of Obama and Romney. Several comments stood out, with the moderator opening the "interview" with the comment it was 50 years ago that the Cuban Missile Crisis was happening. With such limited media access then, I wondered what Wolf Blitzer's role would have been. President Obama had two comments that he repeated three times. One was the "all over the map" and the second was "giving money to the military that they are not asking for. Hey, if someone wants to hand you a couple of zillion dollars who is going to say no. Mitt Romney for his part had to th…