Monthly Archives: October 2012

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

“Good fences make good neighbors”

– Robert Frost

Think of all the places you have lived over the years. How many neighbors have you encountered in your lifetime? My family moved around quite a bit so we were witness to several kinds of neighbors. My kids have had the same neighbors their whole life. For some families, your neighbors become like your second family. Being a good neighbor is very important.

Being a good neighbor does not mean you have to be best friends. Sometimes that works -but it doesn’t have to. Being a good neighbor means living peacefully in a neighborhood, apartment building, or sharing a room with someone. So, are you a good neighbor?

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A Roomful of Resume Writers

A Roomful of Résumé Writers

About a month ago I was at a lovely wedding reception, seated next to a friend that I hadn’t seen in years. After catching up on life, naturally the conversation turned to job search and résumés. (I mean, what else would you talk about?) She shared a funny story with me about an HR Manager at the hospital where she works. He decided to try an experiment and uploaded his own résumé to apply for an open position in their hospital’s Human Resources department. As irony would have it, his résumé was rejected because according to the scanning software, he was not qualified for his own job. Happily this was just a test, but what’s the average job seeker to do?

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