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

By Ellen Gordon Reeves

ISBN-10: 0761141456

ISBN-13: 9780761141457

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

Can I put on My nostril Ring to the Interview? takes readers step by step via a method that used to be continuously difficult, yet is this present day particularly not easy. start the quest with a certified mind-set—get geared up, and set your self up with enterprise playing cards, a decent e mail tackle, and a operating cellular phone. the significance of networking and the rule of thumb of three—try to make 3 e-mails or mobile calls an afternoon, yet by no means greater than that. The "elevator speech"—hone your pitch to the size of an elevator trip and be ready to take advantage of it on the so much unforeseen occasions. The paintings of writing cringe-free conceal 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 comprise your GPA, and not, ever make a typo. the best way to gown for an interview, together with why to place in your company outfits whilst interviewing at domestic, over the telephone. issues to be sincere approximately: citizenship and previous wage variety. And issues to not say: "I wish this activity simply because i would like well-being insurance."

Then as soon as you're in, easy methods to negotiate wage, what to anticipate in a overview, and uncomplicated first task good judgment: take initiative, be humble and invaluable, by no means use your boss as a confidant, and consistently say "I'll locate out" rather than "I don’t know." Now you're in your way.

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For each new project, I open a new file and title it THEME. I go back to this file over and over. ” It’s hard. I have written more than one novel all the way through before I could answer that question. ” and had them stare back blankly. Even Chayefsky, peerless as he was, struggled with this. See how he says, “As soon as I figure out the theme of my play. ” In other words, he doesn’t know from the beginning. He’s faking it just like I am. Again I’m pacing my little house in the drug-infested neighborhood.

CADDYSHACK There has only been one decent movie about golf, and that movie is Caddyshack. The filmmakers got it exactly right. Today, the golf cart has made caddies all but extinct. But in the 50s and early 60s, as I said, every self-respecting country club had a caddie master, a caddie shack, and 50 to 100 full-time caddies. Some caddies care only about money. They want two loops a day. Others are killing time over the summer. Some loopers are drunks, some are semi-pro poker players; others are slackers and stoners.

Instead of Alcibiades arriving drunk, he created the equivalent, a fictional Scottish golf champion named Evan Tyree. Tyree refuses to speak in praise of golf and instead speaks in praise of Shivas Irons. Then Shivas tops everyone with a wonderful speech in praise of golf. Do you see what I’m getting at in terms of stealing? It’s not theft when the writer puts an interesting new spin on the purloined material. S. Michael Murphy, in interviews and commentary, never breathes a hint of the origins of this scene.

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