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Lexiboost: “Diversification” Continuing Professional Education

LexiBoost Du Jour: diversification (n.): the practice of investing in a variety of products/activities, to limit loss in the event of market failure There was once a time when your job consisted of doing one specialty well. You were one cog in the wheel, helping to create progressive movement. But …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Loquacious” Tell Me About Yourself…

LexiBoost Du Jour: Loquacious (adj.): talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous “So, tell me about yourself…” It’s that dreaded statement. I get it. Trust me, I do. I have found myself frozen at the very start of the ss in “So”. You know it’s …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Superfluous” Say (Only) What You Need to Say

LexiBoost Du Jour: Superfluous (adj.): being more than is sufficient or required; excessive. Faux pas aren’t just in fashion; resumes are riddled with them. One on the top of my list (and many others) is excess.  You have to learn when to trim the fat. It is rarely ever appropriate …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Billingsgate” Encouraging Self-Censorship

LexiBoost Du Jour: Billingsgate (n.): Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language. Walking down the street the other day, I heard the most creative and inappropriate string of expletives. I would explain the situation, but really it doesn’t matter. It could have been a mother reprimanding her child, or a female …read more →

On the Hunt

Grooming for the Job

Ok, so by now it should be common sense that you should dress for the job you want. But I also know that common sense is anything but common. So here are a few simple tips for the interview that should be apparent, but maybe aren’t. The Basics Shower and …read more →

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Spring into Your Career! Dust off that Resume

Kate E. Stephenson–One Stop Pub-Shop–All your editing, writing and publishing needs! March marks the beginning of a new growing season. All winter long the plants have remained dormant in their frozen soil, collecting the energy and nutrients they need to grow bright and strong in the thawing sun of Spring. …read more →