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This is so important!

I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.

Don’t be me.

This is huge. When I do interviews at the job I hate, if people just shrugged when we ask “do you have questions” i pretty much write them off unless they were a bamf with at least two other areas of the interview.

Remember: if you are sitting in front of someone for an interview, they desperately want you to be the person for the job. They want you to be so amazing, that they don’t have to do this eleven more times.

True story: I was working through a temp-slash-employment agency and I went in to interview for a really good permanent job.

At the end of the interview I asked that last question: “Is there anything in my resume that raises any concerns about my candidacy?” 

The hiring manager said “Well, I didn’t want to say, but there are some spelling errors in your resume.”

I said “I’m not sure what you mean — may I see the resume you have?” 

He showed me the resume, which someone in the temp agency had chopped up and rewritten to make it “better” (without my knowledge or permission). That person had introduced some spelling errors.

I said “That’s not my resume. This is my resume.” I pulled out my crisp, perfect resume printed on high-quality cream bond paper.

He said “Wow, that’s much better.”

I got the job. 

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Intervention released a video from last year’s con!

"Revenue Streams: How to Make Ten-Tenths of a Living" 

Panelists: Nicole Dieker, Mark Frauenfelder, Paul Sabourin, Steven Archer

Topic: How to make a living by combining a bunch of different clients and income streams.

In her research on shelters for women, Mirha-Soleil Ross discovered that the refusal of services to a [trans] woman was justified on the grounds of the “safety” and comfort level of the other women residents. Ross argues that this concern over “safety” does not extend to [trans] women: “If I have fear and concerns for anyone’s safety in a shelter, it is for an isolated [trans] woman, not for a [cis woman] who doesn’t have to prove to anyone that she is a woman.”

As Ross so eloquently explains, this rationale absolves shelters of their responsibility in educating themselves and their residents about the diversity of women’s lives:

Even the argument that [trans] women should be excluded for their own safety is not acceptable on a long term basis. Just like any other form of prejudice and discrimination, if some [cis] women are threatening the safety of a [trans] woman because she is [trans], it should be dealt with immediately and efficiently. The [cis] women should be confronted about their own ignorance and violence. I don’t see why [trans] women should be restricted from access to such vital services because of somebody else’s transphobia and hatred.

Like the policies in homeless youth shelters, the [trans woman] in question is singled out as the “cause” of this “problem,” or the reason [cis] women in the shelter will not feel safe. This focuses attention on the [trans woman] and neglects the real issue at hand: the provision of services to those in need.

Viviane Namaste, Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People (via transfeminism)

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And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)

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"Literally Everything Else From Your Childhood: The Movie" from The Wil Wheaton Project


So, I was in the car today and saw someone with the license plate “X0DUS3 5”, so I thought it was like Exodus 3:5 and I looked it up, and do you know what it said?

"Do not come any closer"

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It seemed to me that this was the real reason people wanted to fuck so much. To get here. To get to this tiny, quiet place where there was nothing else to do but be with each other. Just to be two humans who had - for a short while - stopped wanting. This is the beautiful, final destination. The end of things.
'How to Build a Girl' by Caitlin Moran (via wildthingwilddreams)

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