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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 →


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 →