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St. Patrick's Day

In the midst of extreme inebriation, let us not forget St. Patrick’s claim to fame, namely driving all the snakes out of Ireland.

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Global Dexterity

Andy Molinsky is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Brandeis International Business School. He is the author of the book Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process.

Read his recently published article about cultural awareness at the Harvard Business Review, When Crossing Cultures, Use Global Dexterity .

 

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A cover letter of note

Sure, his English is awful, but he is brave enough to fight a bear, strong enough to lift said bear, and he is faster than a train. You don’t find candidates like this every day.

The full text:

To Whom It May Concern:
Resume is something for appeal myself, Let’s have a appeal time!
My big reason of come to Canada, Europe, North and South America travel.
So I apply to your shop! I am not a good English user. But when I was in korea, everybody call me     ‘Ace, you are a best!’ at Factory, hotel, farm, restaurant, mart.
Especially, I love always smile working environment, too short time I worked custom service but It is best work in my life and I want to feel again.
By the way, I worked server and kitchen help in the Canada. I am always good when I am working, please feel me.I have brave fight to wild bear.
I have strong arm to lift wild bear.
I am so fast more than train.
I can work without pay right now! I do not care, when will you pay me. Please pay me after you think I have Qualification for get a pay.
Sincerely, Thank you for your time and consideration.

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CV/Resumé don'ts

What Europeans call a CV, Americans call a resumé. A CV to an American is typically a longer, more detailed resumé. That is, a resume is a one or two-page summary of your skills, experience and education. While a resume is brief and concise – no more than a page or two – a curriculum vitae is a longer (at least two page) and more detailed synopsis.

“When you’re up against hundreds of applicants for a job, it’s crucial to have a resume that, at the very least, doesn’t jeopardize your chances of making it into the first round.”

Don’t do these things.

This Is the Worst Resumé Ever (source: Business Insider)

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I Ken Lee without you

For all you haters out there, try singing a 1970s emotive hit in Bulgarian at your next Idol audition. I think this woman’s moxie is fab.

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Selfish pigs

hedge |hɛdʒ| noun
a fence or boundary formed by closely growing bushes or shrubs

hog |hɒg| noun
(informal) someone who take or uses most or all of (something) in an unfair or selfish way; a greedy person

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English - giving you a false sense of security from lesson 1. ...

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Rustic café decor grammar check. Love the business idea, but proud promotion of such is questionable. This ’poster’ (as well as non-functional, over-sized wall clocks) can be found in every one of this chain’s franchises. You’re better than this, Sweden. ...

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Thank you CIA, but perhaps there are even more pressing issues at hand (I’ll take care of this). ...

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