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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 →

On the Hunt

On the Hunt: Interview with panache

By Eileen Ramos When you get a job interview, your main goal is to get them to see you as a team member.  Demonstrate your technical ability for this role and show what you can add to their group as well as show that you will be low maintenance. No …read more →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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On the Hunt: Link up on LinkedIn!

By Eileen Ramos If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile then get one today! It’s like Facebook but strictly professional and with no time sucking game applications. It’s one of the most underused yet most effective internet tools that we have in our arsenal, plus it’s free (for the basic …read more →

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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 →

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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 →