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Lexiboost: “Macrocosm” Across the universe

By Eileen Ramos Macrocosm (n.): 1. The entire world; the universe. 2. A system reflecting on a large scale one of its component systems or parts. Don’t limit yourself to a narrow job field, instead, expand your horizons. Explore all kinds of jobs and see which one is a good …read more →


Lexiboost: “Torpor” Just keep swimming

By Eileen Ramos Torpor (n.): 1. A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility. 2. Lethargy; apathy 3. The dormant, inactive state of a hibernating or estivating animal. Don’t let yourself fall into a torpor.  It might be easy and quite alluring to stop job hunting and mindlessly watch …read more →


Lexiboost: “Excise” Cut the fat

By Eileen Ramos Excise (v.): 1. To expunge, as a passage or sentence, from a text.  2. To cut out or off, as a tumor. You should excise your writing and concentrate on the core of your work, your thesis statement. What is the message you’re trying to get across? …read more →


Lexiboost: “Natty” Dress smart and you’re dressed for the part

By Eileen Ramos Natty (adj): Neatly or trimly smart in dress or appearance; spruce. It is important to take care of your appearance before you go in for a job interview.  It is usually those with a natty appearance who get selected. Business wear is a must. Always do some …read more →


Lexiboost: “Ataraxia” Relax, Relate, Release

By Eileen Ramos Ataraxia (n): A state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquility. The world can be such a stressful, mind splitting place but your head doesn’t have to be.  We get so overwhelmed by the looming deadlines, high expectations, and societal pressures to be perfect that we …read more →


Lexiboost: “Vitriol” Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.

By Eileen Ramos Vitriol (n):  1. See Sulfuric Acid 2. Bitterly abusive feeling or expression. The lovely thing about the internet is that you can write about nearly anything and have an audience. The horrid thing about the internet is that nearly anyone can read your writing and you have …read more →


Lexiboost: “Misnomer” Say My Name, Say My Name

By Eileen Ramos Misnomer (n):  1. A misapplied or inappropriate name or designation 2. An error naming a person or thing. When writing a cover letter, be sure that you are using the right name.  Nothing says “trash bin” more than an incorrectly addressed cover letter. No one wants to …read more →


LexiBoost: “Smolder” Stupid Interview Questions

smolder (v.): 1. to burn without flame; undergo slow or suppressed combustion. exist or continue in a suppressed state or without outward demonstration: Hatred smoldered beneath a polite surface. 3. to display repressed feelings, as of indignation, anger, or the like: to smolder with rage. The interviewer just said, …read more →


LexiBoost: “Linchpin” Holding it together

By Eileen Ramos Linchpin (n.):  1. A pin inserted through the end of an axletree to keep the wheel on. 2. Something that holds the various elements of a complicated structure together. So what’s your linchpin? What are the key items that you’ve built your life around and have kept …read more →


LexiBoost: “Logorrhea” A cure for the verbal runs

By Eileen Ramos Logorrhea (n.):  1. Pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech. 2. Incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility. Why yes, it does rhyme with diarrhea. And just like diarrhea, logorrhea should be avoided at all costs during job interviews, work luncheons, presentations, and well, just about everywhere really.  To get rid …read more →