Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tesh Tuesday- Resume Tips!

10 Words You Should Include on Your Resume

Packing your résumé with overused, meaningless words is not the way to get a new job. That’s according to Duncan Mathison, a career consultant. 
10 words to leave off your resume.
Mathison says that those 10 words claim that you’re great, but they don’t give any proof to back it up. For example, anyone can call themselves an “excellent employee,” and anyone who’s ever had a co-worker can call themselves a “team player.”
 So, what should you include on your resume?
  • First, describe your accomplishments, and let hiring managers make up their own mind about you based on actual results you’ve achieved.
  • So make sure you list specific, quantifiable details of what you’ve done. Like, “as office manager, I expanded our workforce from 10 employees to over 50.” You can even use direct quotes from an old performance review, like “consistently exceeds company goals.”
10 words he says you should include on your resume: 
Mathison says these are “action words” that describe your experience, and to a hiring manager they say that you have the background and the initiative to get things done.
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Good luck my little job seekers!  Hope the perfect job finds YOU!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beauty Vlog with Guest Appearence

Britt's Beauty Review- Birchbox

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Wishing you a very Positive Monday!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tesh Tuesday- Menu Money Wasters

Menus Are Designed to Trick You Into Spending More

Want to lower your restaurant food bills? Look at the menu differently, because most menus are designed to trick you into spending more. Here are their top tricks:
  • Beware of the first item you see. Studies show you’re more likely to order the first thing on any food list. So, restaurants often categorize their menu by the type of dish – like chicken, fish, or salads, but they’ll always place their biggest money-maker in the number one spot.

  • Bigger isn’t always better. A lot of restaurants offer two sizes. Say, a lunch size Chicken Caesar salad for $9, and a full size for $12. You may think spending more gets you a bigger bang for your buck, but it’s usually just code for “rip-off.” That's because the plate size often stays the same. Chefs simply throw on a little extra lettuce.

  •  Never order a never-ending pasta bowl. You may think it’s “free food,” but experts warn anything “never-ending” is often a bad buy, because you probably won’t eat more than one serving of anything. So, don’t do it unless you’re planning on pulling an all-nighter, like the teens who recently made headlines after taking on Denny’s “All You Can Eat” pancake challenge, and sat in the restaurant for 24 hoursstraight.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

And We're Off

Well almost...

In a few  painstakingly long short hours me and my lovelies will be headed to Nashville for my Bachelorette Party!  Cue Cowboy Boots and Rhinestones :)

Here are some places on our "To Eat List"

(my personal Fav)

First timer here!  Heard the food is southern and abundant!

Trendy dinner spot

Pancake Pantry
Bring on the SWEETS!

Any other suggestions on Restaurants, Shopping or Watering Holes?  I always end up at my favorites in Nashville and never venture out into the unknown... any recommendations would be appreciated!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tesh Tuesday- Every BODY.....

Body Facts

Here’s some surprising intelligence about your body. We got these facts from Maggie Koerth, MSN’s Health & Fitness expert.
  • If you’re over 30, you’re losing bone. According to the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, we build bone up to the age of 30. After that, the density of our bones starts to decrease. Men may be able to coast for a while, but the process happens faster in women. The fix is simple: Get plenty of calcium, vitamin D, and exercise.

  • Our tongues pick up five different types of taste. Back in grade school, you probably learned that there are four taste receptors on the tongue - sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. However, a Japanese chemist found a 5th region that’s stimulated by savory foods like meat, cheese and mushrooms. He named itumami, which is the Japanese word for “yummy.”

  •  The volume of an adult's empty stomach is one-fifth of a cup. That means just a few sips of water and a handful of grapes actuallystretch your stomachKeep eating, and it’ll balloon to hold more than a gallon. To put that in perspective, if you took the average muffin and stretched it to those proportions, you’d have trouble fitting it in the trunk of your car! According to Koerth, the more you stretch your stomach, the harder it is to feel full. So, skip those belt-loosening feasts and limit meals to about two cups of food. Look at a measuring cup – you’ll be surprised how small it actually is.

When you think Tim McGraw... I hope you think my favorite song

Yeah- Remember that song?  Well I didn't have to THINK Tim McGraw this weekend because I got to SEE Tim!

And I am happy to report he is about the sweetest, most down to earth guy you will ever come across!!