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Life's Callus

Author: James Ortiz

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We all know callus as the thickening the skin in response to repeated friction and pressure. Guitarists develop calluses on their fingertips, bowlers on their thumb as well as their middle and ring fingers. Even children playing on the monkey bars develop calluses just above the palms of their hands. But come to think of it, it is our bodies way of protecting itself from further harm.

In life, we develop our inner calluses when we conquer our bad experience. We become more stronger, more mature and definitely wiser. No one is doomed to fail and never stand up from it. Consider the likes of Donald Trump, he did fail and worse everybody knew about it, yet you never did see him weep rather the next day you saw picking up his pace and creating his new business. Another good example is Henry Ford. He was an illiterate at his time yet look at the break through he made in the automotive industry. When forwarded with a yet similar situation with a previous bad experience, let your callus be your proof that you can handle it.

Another callus in our life is when we continue to learn knowledge. Knowledge is endless and boundless. It continues to innovate and to reproduce itself. People who are the so-called "know-it-all" are usually the ones who are victims of their own premonitions. These are the ones who would always be full of themselves rather than seeing opportunities of new learning to uncover. Like callus, when we stop learning our brain begins to decrease its power, it slims down in its initial state. Always remember that as you continue to learn new knowledge your callus thickens which would serve as your protection from problems.

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 9:03 PM | | Click here to add a comment |



Facebook Mistakes That Could Cost Your Job

Author: Marc Alvin Tan


Today, almost everyone keeps a Facebook account to stay connected with families and friends, but did you know that what you post on Facebook could make the difference between getting hired and missing out on an opportunity?


Here are 6 Facebook mistakes that job applicants/employees should avoid:

1. Inappropriate Pictures

It may affect the image you want to portray in your professional life, it is wise to keep your drunk pictures private

2. Complaining About Your Current Job

It may seem like an innocent statement, but it could not sit well with a potential employer

3. Posting Conflicting Information to Your Resume

Your credibility is at stake whenever you post anything on Facebook, so if your potential employer sees that there's a mismatch between your resume and the info on your profile it would make you seem like a liar.

4. Statuses You Wouldn't Want Your Boss to See

Statuses that imply you are unreliable, deceitful, and basically anything that doesn't make you look as professional as you'd like, can seriously undermine your chances at landing that new job.

5. Not Understanding Your Security Settings

Even if you aren't going to use Facebook professionally, make sure to go through your privacy options. At least, make your profile unavailable to people who are not your friend.

6. Losing by Association

We get to be judged by the company we keep, so inappropriate wall posts, tagged pictures could be detrimental to our chances of getting hired from a potential employer's vantage point.

Facebook Can Make or Break You

While a Facebook account is not necessarily a bad thing and in fact could benefit you professionally, just make sure it doesn't contain information and pictures that you wouldn't be proud of, so as not to send the wrong impression to potential employers.


Source:
6 Career-Killing Facebook Mistakes

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 11:47 PM | | Click here to add a comment |



HR Joke for the Week

Author: Marc Alvin Tan

The Complaints of a PENIS:

I, the penis, hereby request salary raise for the following reasons:

1) I do physical labour
2) I work at great depths
3) I plunge headfirst in everything I do
4) I work in a damp environment
5) I don't get dayoff even on weekends and holidays
6) I'm always exposed to contagious diseases

The response after a thorough deliberation, the management rejects your requests on the following grounds:

1) You do not work 8 hours straight
2) You always fall asleep after strenuous work
3) You don't stay in your designated work area
4) You always need to be pressured and stimulated for you to work
5) You always leave your work rather very messy
6) And lastly, you have been found to constantly entering and exiting the work area carrying 2 suspicious-looking bags!

Posted Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 8:58 AM | | Click here to add a comment |