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negative thoughts

Lexiboost: “Felodesan” The man in the mirror

By Eileen Ramos Felodesan (adj.): felonious against oneself. About actions that no one but you can injure you with. It’s time to stop sabotaging ourselves and boost our self-esteem. Stop putting yourself down for things you did or didn’t do. It’s counterproductive and it will only derail you from your …read more →


Lexiboost: “Fogdom” Develop your career compass

By Eileen Ramos Fogdom (n.): a region where nothing is clear At times, the job market can be such a fogdom. You see a number of advertisements for jobs but you have no idea if you can make the cut. When surrounded by murky doubt and confusion, while slowly drowning …read more →


Lexiboost: “Effusive” Keep it in check

By Eileen Ramos Effusive (adj.): 1. Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy. 2. Profuse; overflowing. Don’t go overboard with the cover letter and resume writing.  Be concise and to the point.  Definitely allow yourself to be animated during the interview, but restrict your enthusiasm to a few lines in …read more →

Ali, I am the greatest

Lexiboost: “Inimitable” A class all your own

By Eileen Ramos Inimitable (adj.): Defying imitation; matchless. What separates you from the rest of the herd? What skill or performance would make a hiring manager or recruiter go “Wow”? There must be something that singles you out from the crowd. Find it. Don’t have any? Develop some skills for …read more →


Lexiboost: “Resilient” Recoil, reassess, recover, repeat

By Eileen Ramos Resilient (adj.): 1. Capable of returning to an original shape or position, as after having been compressed. 2. Able to recover readily, as from misfortune. You need to build up a tough skin for all the rejection you will probably face in today’s job market. It hurts …read more →


Lexiboost: “Bowdlerize” Don’t put that on Facebook!

By Eileen Ramos Bowdlerize (v.): To remove material that is considered offensive or objectionable from (a book, for example); expurgate. Not only do you have to remove the vitriol from your social networks, but untag and remove the drunk photos, the racy references and pictures, and other NSFW statuses and …read more →


LexiBoost: “Disillusion” The fairytale is over

By Kate E. Stephenson disillusion (v.) 1. to free from or deprive of illusion, belief, idealism, etc.; disenchant. Do you feel like the rose-tinted glasses have been yanked from your eyes? Is the world a different and scary place without them? Someone brilliant once said “the only constant is change.” …read more →


LexiBoost: “Precarious” Every step matters

By Eileen Ramos Precarious (adj.): 1. Dangerously lacking in security or stability. 2. Subject to chance or unknown conditions. 3. Based on uncertain, unwarranted, or unproved premises. “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  – Benjamin Franklin There are so many ways that …read more →


Lexiboost: “Disingenuous” The Great Pretender

By Eileen Ramos Disingenuous (adj.): 1. Not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating. 2. Pretending to be unaware or unsophisticated; faux-naif When interviewing for a job, remember to smile—sincerely. If you don’t want to be there, why did you bother sending your resume in the first place? People can generally …read more →


Lexiboost: “Joie de vivre” Welcome to the good life

By Eileen Ramos Joie de vivre (n.): Hearty or carefree enjoyment of life. You’re submitting dozens of applications everyday and you haven’t heard from any companies in a long time. The stress is taking a toll on your mind, body, and morale. Depression is setting in and you haven’t bathed …read more →