Dress for Success

””Does it really make a difference how you dress for your next job interview?

I recently asked this question to a group of prospective job applicants, and I was astonished to hear some of their answers.

Many of them said it was perfectly fine to wear blue jeans or wrinkled clothes with their pants falling down. Some even thought it was acceptable to show up wearing a sweat suit and sneakers!

Just so you know, that’s not acceptable. Don’t do it!
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Tattooed Talent

cherylAdmittedly, this blog began before the Miss America Pageant this year. For those of you not up on the latest pageant news, Miss Kansas (Sgt. Theresa Vail) brought the issue of tattoos and peoples’ perceptions of them to the forefront with her own two tattoos highly visible during the competition —believed to be a first for this pageant. It was Miss Kansas who convinced me it was time to publish on the subject.
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Tit for Tat

mikeAnyone that has been in my office instantly realizes how obsessed I am with gnomes. I blame it on J.R.R. Tolkien and other fantasy writers I engulfed myself in during middle school. When I was fourteen, I had this grand idea for the perfect tattoo: a gray-bearded gnome wearing a blue coat and a red hat. His nose would be rosy red like Santa’s and his grin would make the strongest politicians jealous. Back then there was a small problem — my age, parental consent was required. Well, that and I had no money to pay for the tattoo.
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