A Resume’s First Impression

You’ve got 30 seconds – A Glimpse and a Hook describes how a typical IT manager quickly scans resumes for potential job candidates, knowing what to look for and what to ignore. Knowing the current industry lingo may work for a recruiter, but not for the person who’s going to conduct the job interview. This is a good read for those wanting to get hired and those hiring. I’ve been

Who Ordered a Virgin With Their Pizza?

Faithful see vision of Virgin Mary on school pizza pan: What the women saw was an image that is unmistakable to them. It drew so much attention the pan was moved to a nearby home, where it has become the center of a shrine. “I see an image of the Blessed Mother,” said worshipper Vincent Santiago. “That’s what I see.” How can anyone take this seriously? I wouldn’t want these

Roll Up the Rim To Win (But Probably Lose)

As EVERY Canadian knows, Roll Up The Rim To Win is Tim Hortons’ annual contest that features their red and yellow cups labeled with prizes you can win. You peel back the rim to see if you have “WIN DONUT” or if you have to “PLEASE PLAY AGAIN / RÉSSAYEZ S.V.P. ©” I’m going to try to keep track of my losing. I usually buy two cups of coffee a

Cream Cheese And Jam

The kids and I have been eating too much of this lately, courtesy of Harlan Ellison: You can use ANY KIND of bread, but for optimum swell, I urge you to get a nice (still warm, if possible) slice of good Jewish corn rye. And then you cover it completely to the perimeter, but not TOO thickly, with room temp cream cheese. Philadelphia of the whipped variety is peachy for