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it is ridiculous to slander kim kardashian for speaking out on important issues such as innocent black people being murdered by officers of the law, based purely on her being white (armanien) and apparently not understanding the struggles that black people experience first hand. her daughter is black. she has a son on the way who is going to be black. her husband is black. when / if her children experience discrimination based on the colour of their skin she will be the one they turn to. do not shoot down her attempts and successes at understanding a problem and addressing a problem many people in her situation ignore. she is a mother of two black children, believe me she gets it. it was only like, last year that her daughter was racially abused on a plane back from austria, from a trip where kim herself was mocked by a man in black face because she is with kanye. not to mention the interviewers dropping the N bomb in front of her purely to gain a reaction. kim kardashian is WOKE because she has to be. you all whine about celebrities ignoring important situations and the deaths of black people so when one with the power and influence she has speaks out about it, do not shun her, ACCEPT it.
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How to Bomb Your Job Interview (in 10 Minutes or Less)

By Dave Ellis, YouTern

So you don’t get called back after what you thought were “great” job interviews? And it happens more than a couple times?

From pre-interview all the way to follow-up, chances are very good you need to make a few adjustments. Quickly.

Pre-Interview

Go Casual: You have this interview in the bag- who cares if you’re wearing jeans and a hoodie! You’re Gen Y! Zuckerberg doesn’t wear suits!

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.”  – Mark Twain

I’m not suggesting you show up to your interview naked (although that would certainly end your interviewing excursion. Mission accomplished!) Ask the recruiter ahead of time, on the phone or email, about the company dress code. If asking is uncomfortable for you, play it safe with dress pants or slacks and a nice shirt and tie; or skirt and blouse. Even at a “laid back” start-up would be impressed with your professionalism.

Better to be over dressed than…well, naked.

Arrive Unprepared: You emailed your resume – certainly the hiring manager had time to memorize it, or at least to print it and bring copies with him. Right?

Bring copies of your resume to the interview. And having a quality notebook or leather-bound portfolio in which to take interview notes will add to the impression that you’re a professional. The more you know about the company and industry before the interview, the better. Do your research to learn the company’s history, major competitors, market niche, products, etc.

The Interview

Minute One:  The Weak Handshake

This is a time-honored first impression killer. The interviewer enters the room. They greet you warmly, smiling, and extend their hand to grasp yours…this can be an awkward moment if you over-think it. Will your hands meet correctly? Will they land slightly askew, resulting in that quasi-handshake, half high-five event?

Use a firm handshake to indicate confidence and potential strength of character.  And definitely make solid eye contact with the interviewer! That will display some competence and social ability.

Minute Two: Your Cell Phone Rings (ideally to a Ke$ha ringtone)

This is an easy one to forget since most of us are so completely tied to this little electronic second brain. Turn your phone off (completely off!) before the interview.  If you forget and it does ring, DO NOT answer it, or even consider sending a quick text while the interviewer’s head is turned. (Yes… people actually do this…)

This is more inappropriate and annoying than couples who hold hands at the gym! The hiring manager will definitely notice your lack of social etiquette.

Minute Three to Seven: Your Eyes Glaze Over, Your Shoulders Hunch, You Yawn…

Your body language communicates loudly. Maintain eye contact with your interviewer. Sit forward- it shows active interest with your full body. Nod your head at appropriate times and ask questions throughout the interview. An interview should be a two-way conversation.

Give your interviewer time to explain the opening and the company culture, but jump in withquality questions. By “quality questions” I don’t mean: “How long is lunch in this office?” or “I have a vacation with my boyfriend coming up soon. Is that ok?”

Minute Eight: Show Me The Money!

You’re just starting out in your career – you’ve already earned a big salary! You should bring that up right away, right? Wrong.

Discuss the position first and foremost. Sure, being paid for your time and skills is how capitalism works! But focus on the job details first- discuss compensation afterward, once you and the recruiter agree that you’re the right fit.

Before the interview, research your industry’s salary rates and the cost of living for the area.  You’ll be prepared to negotiate a salary that will cover your living expenses and enable you to set aside savings for emergencies. Having a job is only great when you can afford to pay your bills. Being underemployed is just as hard as being unemployed.

Minute Nine and Ten: Be Really Un-Friendly

With the exception of very technical positions, employers interview for skills, but they hire forpersonality. Most entry level skills can be learned through on the job training. The interview reveals if you will be a good fit with the manager and their team. (I once got a job where the interviewer was a big golf nut. I play golf, so we talked about golf the entire interview).

Don’t use polite manners, smile or have an engaging and articulate conversation with the interviewer – avoid these as they will most certainly encourage the hiring manager to consider you further.

Post- Interview: The Follow Up

Your best chance of not being hired is to blend in with the tens, or sometimes hundreds of other applicants… like job seeking camouflage! Don’t fall into the forgotten pile- send a follow up letter after the interview; at the very least an email to thank the interviewer for their time and add a few memorable points from your discussion (maybe even a question or two that you thought of after the interview). Better yet, send an old-school hand-written letter.

Most interviewees send resumes and wait… or interview and hope. If you don’t want to get hired… don’t stand out.

Now that you’ve read the list, did anything seem familiar? If so, start making some changes. Now would be good.

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Right here in this video (which is all golden) they’re talking about what they’d name a movie of their life and I’ve never seen a look from anyone like the look Tessa is giving Scott which is just screaming “You keep your mouth sealed completely shut if you know what is good for you.” Tessa, what movie names have the two of you discussed that are so scandalous.?