Angelina Jolie stepped out to attend the 4th annual Women in the World Summit on April 4, 2013. The event was held in New York at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theatre, according to ABC News.
Sounds depressing! Well actually it is not. When you look closely it isn’t that companies aren’t hiring, it is not that companies aren’t promoting, and it is not that companies are not working hard to retain employees. Theses companies just know that in competitive environments they need the best people on their team if they are going to succeed.
Last weekend, I spent catching up on lesson plans. Each week takes approximately 45 minutes of typing, writing, correcting, and proofreading. Before that, I need at least three hours of procrastination time thinking about the chore ahead. Yup, when you are a substitute teacher, lesson plans are usually left for you at the teacher’s desk or picked up at the main office before going to the classroom. If the general Education teacher is kind, (like mine was when I subbed) they will leave you something easy that the kids can do quietly on their own. There exists little teaching involved; a substituted teacher in most cases, is there to maintain the peace. And the paperwork? It goes by the wayside.
I have satisfied the grammar lady enough for one day. All hostility aside, if you want to write and to be taken seriously, these points (and many, many others) are important to heed. Though we all make mistakes (I have readers whose specific goal is to catch mine and point them out) we should want to perform at our best. For those who struggle with matters of grammar, but love to write, there are guides available for appropriate word usage and more.
Determine a weakness that can be turned into a positive for this job. For example, if you are applying for a job that requires detailed work, you can say that you are a perfectionist which may actually be an asset for the job in question. Another tactic is to pick a weakness that you have already addressed. You could say that you struggle with organization skills but have developed a morning routine that allows you to collect your thoughts and develop a plan for the day.
Not all home purifiers are the same, of course. Some remove only chlorine. Others remove every chemical contaminant that you can think of, as well as traces of heavy metals. If the system includes an ion exchange step, it will also balance the mineral content and further improve the taste.
Do you see where we are going with this? You become an expert on the subject. You may appear on local TV and radio. All this will be reflected in your resume and cover letter. Your continued learning, writing and speaking will put you in contact with prospective employers.
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