I'm such a great friend to Seattle, I'm getting up, dress in purple and battle the cold to tailgate and watch the Huskies & Ducks game. See Devils can be nice, just as long as we're not playing you. Go Huskies!
An SUN DEVILS - for later at 7 PM against Stanford - eww
Rain is just slowing everything in Seattle. Running late for Chad's Pizzapalooza birthday party then heading out for V Bar openning. Not been there so do not know what to expect. Rain boots are so on!!
OMG..I almost forgot Iva & Jenny’s birthday party tonight. Better late than never. Just hope there’s no creepy old men out preying on young women. If Cougar is an old woman preying on younger men, what do you call an old man preying on younger women?
Tip of the Day: How your Resume can get you the Interview
With more jobs being lost than created these days, a résumé really needs to stand out. As an HR Professional, several people ask me how they can improve their résumé and get them that long awaited interview. Use these five tips to boost your résumé’s chance of survival:
Insert dates for everything. Don’t try to cover up your age or a gap in experience by omitting dates. Use your cover letter to explain any peculiarities. Plus, most ATS (Applicant Tracking System) such as Taleo automatically transfer your data into the searchable system. This will save you time by not re-entering all your work history information.
Use buzzwords. Many HR folks utilized the ATS’ auto filter and search function. The system looks for certain buzzwords from the job description to either filter or push for review your résumé. Don’t expect your generic résumé to make it through; customize it for each potential job.
Know the job and the company.Make sure the cover letter reflects the correct job and company information. I have seen so many people send out their generic cover letter with the wrong job title and company information. Companies are impressed when applicants truly know and understand their business and products. I remember an applicant back when I was with Pepsi who noted in their cover letter how much they love Desani water and that it was so much better than the rest. I almost fell off my seat. FYI, Desani is Coke’s brand for water and Aquafina is Pepsi’s brand for water.
Be specific. “Assisted” or “worked on” is much fuzzier than “designed,” “wrote,” or “led.” When choosing verbs, use ones that mean something. Include measurable responsibilities or achievements. Don’t be afraid to mention how many people you managed and how much money you made for your company. Numbers is the universal language of any organization.
No typos. This goes without saying, but too many résumés are full of them nonetheless. Proofread, proofread again, and then ask someone else to proofread once more.
Tear up your complicated meeting agenda. Even large meetings with multiple objectives really only have three purposes:
1. To inform,
2. To seek input, and
3. To ask for approval.
Create meeting agendas using this simple three-purpose meeting rule. Start by identifying the things on which you need to bring people up to speed. Ask for input on any items requiring discussion. Then request approval to move forward with any outstanding issues, and outline next steps. This will not only create a more simple and understandable agenda, but will help keep meetings focused and short.
Adapted from “The Key to Shorter, Better Meetings” by Anthony Tjan
I am wrecking my brain trying to remember this really great Washington Cabernet I had at Urbane restaurant at Olive 8. This wine is to die for and I cannot believe I don’t remember the name. I somewhat remember how the label looks like, but I’m just really bad with names. I called every distributor I know and Urbane itself. The restaurant said they have 2 Sommeliers researching the name right now. I am so temped to go there and look at all their wines myself. I just have a Spa party at Krystal S with Jenny, Jacqueline and Angela at 7 and have to meet with the girls in a few minutes before we all head down there. I will personally drive to that winery (if I know the name) to get my wines and hopefully convince the owner to partner with the Junior League on our next event.
I was nice seeing Jacqueline for lunch today since she’s moving to DC. Moving can be very stressful, but it’s always good when you’re going through corporate relocation. I do know Boeing just changed their relocation packages – so, read every fine line and document exactly what they will cover (email is sometimes to best way to establish confirmation of agreements). Change is good Jacqueline and we will definitely visit you soon.
Good thing meeting with Twist has been moved to tomorrow. Monday is just too hectic ;)
I just finished watching Mad Men Season 3 Episode 9……I don’t like the fact that all these married people are trying to sleep with other people. I thought marriage was still important then….totally ruins my idea of the happy 60’s…I guess they were just better at hiding their indiscretions…What’s the world coming into…I still like the show though ;)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine as children do.
It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”—Marianne Williamson
We’ve all been there, done that. Whether you’ve dated someone for two weeks, or two years, break ups are hard to get over. Being a serial dater myself, and being the first person people call right after the break up (I’m on their speed dial under “Heart just broken, need to bounce back fast”), I know just how difficult it could be. It’s not easy, and it definitely takes a good amount of time. However, here are a few things you should know that could possibly make that time go by quicker.
1. Don’t talk to the person who broke your heart! No matter what, there’s no excuse for talking to the person you need to get over with. Stop kidding yourself by thinking that you can handle a phone conversation and still have the ability to forget about him. It’s not going to happen and you’re only lying to yourself. The only thing you’ll get out of it is another broken heart and a reminder of why things didn’t work out in the first place. Don’t let what already happened, happen again. Instead, take some time to yourself, get over that person, and eventually, maybe, you’ll be friends again in the future. But for now, recover in any way you feel necessary; whether it be partying hard (done that), staying in bed for days eating a box full of chocolates (last resort for me), or going out shopping and spending a lump sum of cash on things you don’t need (highly recommend - just don’t drive into an auto dealership for awhile - take my word for it). Who cares, you’re moving on :).
2. Snap back to reality! Every couple has that song, that place, or that movie that they called theirs. Well, when the break ups been done, they’re not anymore. So when you go back to the place where it all began (where you met or first date), and you remember the “magical” moment, there’s no point in getting sappy over it. Snap back to reality, and realize, that it’s just a location, and nothing more (magical moments do not end in tragedy).
3. Reconnect with Your Friends. No matter how many times it’s been said, or how hard you try, you lose that connection with a few of your friends when a boy or girl comes into your life. It’s natural. You give up time with your friends, to spend time with your certain someone, and that’s okay. You tend to lose yourself in this thing called love. Now, more than ever is the time to bring them back into your life. So, when you’re done with that box of chocolates in your room - go out and have fun. Grab your best friend and remember just how fun it was to be single.
4. Take Some Time for Yourself. Our first instinct is to find someone else to fill the gap this person once did. Stop relying on other people to fill the gaps in your life. You need to remember you have yourself to think about. You have to set time off to work through your feelings and your needs. Acknowledge why things didn’t work out and why it’s better this way. I found writing it down help me see the bigger picture better. Remember to look at your list if you ever feel like calling your ex again (for the 20th time in 10 mins). Find yourself again, and the break up will be a thing of the past.
5. Reward Yourself! You deserve it! Do all the things you love and the things that makes you happy (you’re free). Being single, means being your own person, and worrying about yourself, taking care of yourself, and spoiling, yourself :). So, go ahead, splurge on that new pair of shoes you’ve been drooling over for the past three weeks (I know this really works), meet with a friend up for lunch, or catch a flick with someone who’s been eyeing you since day one, because you can. Have fun doing things for yourself, and what makes you happy, because you deserve it, especially after every— wait, what breakup?
Smart shopping tips – no need to stop using your beauty products because they are expensive in the store. I have a very specific beauty regimen as a result of my years of trial and error and different Dermatologists’ recommendations (believe me, I’ve tried them all). The best products are either very expensive or difficult to find (doctor’s office or Spa). I get all my products in this website and I know they have the best prices and never had problems with delivery. Heck, your face is the first thing people see and don’t you think they should be looking at the best of you. People still can’t believe how old I am…I’m not telling… and if you know exactly how old I am, you better not say either ;)
I’m very torn today - my 2 favorite team is playing each other - Seahawks and Cardinals…wonder if it’s appropriate for me to wear my Seahawks jersey and Arizona hat and scarf?…Is Arizona Cardinals the only NFL team named under a state instead of a city?….Random thoughts ;)
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- Yoga at Ballard (I so need this to prepare me for the weekend…My muscles really hurt)
- General Audition (I might need to reschedule, if not, I can try to wing it)
- Check out the new Whole Foods in Queen Anne / Magnolia location (Will try my very best not to spend more than I can eat)
- Confirm hair appointment (Decisions, decisions – shorter, mid or just a trim…bangs or no bangs..more layers or none at all…drastic style change or I’m too scared to even try)
- Ultimate Pajama Party Meeting with the Junior League of Seattle (Possible fundraising event for the JLS’s Pilot Project that I Chair and Angela B Vices…hope we have time to meet up with Gwen, Vi, Liz, Mary and Jenny for some HH before the event)
- Happy Hour with the girls at Wild Ginger (one of my favorite restaurant in Seattle is not in the Bravern Bellevue - so excited)
- Junior League’ Neiman Marcus Event (So excited to see all the JLS girls….can finally use my Neiman’s card in WA…I’m really hoping my friends can stop me from buying more things I do not need…I have faith in you girls)
- Lisa Rice’s Birthday Party at BalMar, Ballard (Haven’t seen Lisa forever…BalMar is a pretty cool bar but Ballard can be a hit or miss….More like a bust the last few times we were there…I remember a group of Pirates surrounded us and kind of took over the bar…in the middle of summer…in the bar..Who does that?…My friend Jenny is already planning our quick escape or how to get as much alcohol as we can to a point that the “Pirates” at the bar will actually look cool…I do not think the later will work without Paramedics getting involved due to some passing out episode…Hello, Yellow Cab)
- Bell Town (We eventually need to go back to familiar surroundings…we feel safer here…even though the number of bumbs migration increases in every corner, we at least can tell who we want to hang out with from the people we want to run away from…Ballard on the other hand, can get all meshed up…oh, well…camera batteries has been charged and we are ready to take some cute pictures of our Friday Adventures :) )