Interview with a Recruiter


Some of you have jobs that I think are absolutely fascinating and you might not know it yet but your knowledge benefits a lot of readers here. Allison from How to Get Things Done in 10 Ways is a recruiter and she is here generously donating her time to share her knowledge with us.

Please do drop by her blog, it is full of life hacks and practical advices that I find it super useful and has been a fan of her blog since I stumbled upon one of her article.

Thank you for doing this again! I am so honored that you are taking your precious time in doing in for the readers out there. So alright, the interview, this time round is pretty unique, we are going into a two-bits part. One is to understand more about your job, like what you do exactly. And the other is…

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On paper, J would make a great scholar: he has excellent research record. School seems lucky to have him on board. Only one problem: as a stammer, he cannot even manage a full sentence in minutes. He cannot teach.

That would be the end of the story in other normal schools, but not here where politics triumphs common sense. Despite students’ complaints year after year,  J is still standing in the classroom, squarely.  This is the school politics at its worst: it is a crime to sabotage students’ education and waste taxpayers’ money only for the political purpose.

J’s secret is simple: suck up to the boss. Do whatever the boss asks, even over the bottom line. In return, the boss covers him up. Besides inability to teaching, the boss also protected him from the  investigation of his fraud in promotion: J claimed a top publication, which turns out to…

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Journals 10.2 – Loiterings in Europe by John Corson (Part 2)

Windows into History

This is the second part of my article on Corson’s journal.  For the first part please see the entry posted on 4th January 2016.

The Château de Chenonceau, as pictured in 1851 The Château de Chenonceau, as pictured in 1851

Travelling around France involved the use of a ‘diligence’, a sturdy design of stagecoach, designed to carry about 15 or 16 people in varying degrees of comfort. The first class, so to speak, were three travellers who sat at the front under a projecting roof. The inside of the coach seated half a dozen people in comfort, and then the cattle class of the day were the six or seven people who were crammed onto the roof space along with the luggage.

A diligence is a remarkable species of the genus vehicle… Somewhere in the romantic region of toy-books, you may possibly have faint childish recollections of the picture of the traveling house of a great man set…

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The Big Winner In The Powerball

The Arts Mechanical

Here’s a clue.  Who runs it?

Anybody who’s ever gone to a convenience store can see the lottery in action.  Line of poor and elderly people buying their tickets along with their smokes hoping foolishly for the miracle that will change their lives.  And it’s all an illusion fed by years of lottery ads touting big payouts(the guy in the NY lottery with a huge loudspeaker on the top of the WTC comes to mind saying “NY lottery payout is X million dollars).  The reality is a  cynical bunch of people manipulating the already manipulated to extract yet another rent from the tapped out.  A sordid act of pure greed by the people with unlimited amounts of it.

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Day 1105: How to Catastrophize

The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

This is the 1105th consecutive day I’ve posted for this cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-oriented blog, and it’s the first time I’ve ever used the word “Catastrophize” in the title, much less explained how to do it.

Oh no!  This is a catastrophe! Horrible things are going to happen!

What horrible things might happen?

  1. My readers will be disappointed!
  2. Some will stop reading this blog in disgust!
  3. People  will look up the word “catastrophize” and realize it’s a made-up word!
  4. I will lose all credibility in the elite group of CBT bloggers!
  5. I’ll get lots of angry comments, below!
  6. WordPress will finally look at one of my posts to consider me for “Freshly Pressed,” realize what a failure I am, and put me (or keep me) on a list of “Never Freshly Press this Blog, NO MATTER WHAT!”
  7. My life as a blogger will be over!
  8. Word will…

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A Personal Note About The Episcopal Church

The Tony Burgess Blog

For those who don’t know a lot about The Episcopal Church and how we worship its scriptural, sacred and Holy. We celebrate the Eucharist/communion during every Mass/Worship. From the music to the message everything points to Jesus. Our services help us to encounter Christ in ancient practices that has stood the test of time. I am blessed to be a part of the parish of St. Peter’s here in Chattanooga where I am finding faith, hope and love in community. It is also cool to be part of the global Anglican community. A couple of years ago I took one of those online quizzes that the Episcopal church would be a good fit for me and now that I am one it makes a lot of sense now. The Episcopal church is welcoming of everyone and encourages me to think and feel equally. I am grateful to God for leading…

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Day 1062: Get your daily dose of goodness

The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

Yesterday — “Black Friday” in the United States — I saw this in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts:


How do you get your daily dose of goodness?  Do you look for it without or within?

Yesterday, I found doses of goodness not only in Harvard Square, but also at a PetsMart (where we witnessed somebody finally adopting a big black cat named “Magic”),  a Whole Foods Market, and other local environs.

Lately, I’ve been allowing WordPress to negotiate how it hands out and arranges doses of my photography.  I see, as a result, some goodness might be difficult to read.

I believe you can increase the size of any photographic dose by clicking on a photo, but just in case, I’m going to re-dose these, here and now:


My good pacemaker doctor, Dr. Mark Estes (previously appearing in good doses herehere, and here), made the “Top Doctors” list…

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