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Every Day

Book Talk: Every Day by David Levithan

By Eileen Ramos In David Levithan’s latest book Every Day, the author proves himself to be quite an adventurous and innovative writer again, just like he did in his book The Lover’s Dictionary. You meet the protagonist “A,”  the sixteen year old who wakes up every morning in a different, …read more →

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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 →

Lexicon Book Club

Book Talk: What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers (2013 Edition) by Richard N. Bolles

By Eileen Ramos Richard N. Bolles’ 2013 edition of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual Job-Hunters and Career- Changers stands out from the rest of the career books with its conversational style, color, cartoons, and graphics. It also contains an appendix that directs you on how to find …read more →

Lexiboost

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

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 →

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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 →

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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 →

Lexicon Book Club

Book Talk: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

By Eileen Ramos If you’re interested in an innovative way of storytelling then be sure to check out Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. This debut novel contains vintage black and white photos interlaced with a fascinating story which was inspired by those same pictures.  You will meet …read more →

On the Hunt

On the Hunt: Rev up your resume!

By Eileen Ramos One single page is supposed to fit your entire career and higher education. Sounds scary right? Well it doesn’t have to be as long as you follow and remember these steps. The first thing to remember is that when you upload your resume to a job listing, …read more →