4 Reasons You’re Not Getting Job Offers

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You just graduated with honors from a great university, but the only job offers you’ve been able to generate are the weird temp-to-hire and commission-only ones…

Now, I’m not trying to pass judgment on you—I don’t even know you—but I am trying to help you find out if you’re committing any of these job-hunting faux pas.

Recruiters could be giving your resume a “pass” if you’re doing one or more of the following:

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DIY: Shaving Cream

Of course I found out about it on Pinterest.

I actually debated doing this one because my feelings have always been back and forth about shaving cream and its overall purpose. Sometimes I believe it helps me better navigate my way around my legs with my razor, and that it makes my limbs that much smoother; other times I picture Skintimate executives buying rounds of Tequila poppers at the swim-up bar in Acapulco with my hard-earned cash and I can’t make the purchase. Stop looking at me like that.

The original post I saw was great, but I had to cut the measurements in half because it called for more shampoo and conditioner than my hair was willing to sacrifice. Hell, I’d be better off just buying shaving cream at that point.

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Shop At Savers, And You’ll Look Worth More Than You’ve Spent

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*Sigh*

My mom and I made a pact to not tell anyone else about our favorite new secret, because A. it’s always nice to lead people to believe that you own nothing but nice things, and B. telling others about it might mean that the “good stuff” gets picked over.

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DIY: Put the Kibosh on Oily Hair With Baby Powder

If you maintain that you’ve NEVER let yourself go a couple of days without shampooing, then at least admit you’ve had oily hair as a result of too much anti-frizz serum. Thick and wavy-haired ladies, I think you know all … Continue reading

Mint is the Nail Color of the Summer

I am very obsessed with mint-colored everything. From the first time I heard Lady Gaga’s foretelling of summer fashion’s favorite new color in her “Marry the Night” music video, I was on a mission to purchase all the mint green items I could get my hands on.

You say: “GOD you’re insufferable! Don’t you think that’s a little much?”

Maybe! But I feel like I’ve waited my entire life for a color that I could call my own. When I had to pick my favorite color for my “All About Me” presentation in grammar school, I lied and said it was orange to dodge any further questions. I was a lost identity with no color to call my own–until now!

So, without further ado, I present to you Sally Hansen’s #340 polish: Mint Sorbet:

DIY: Clean Your Condemned Grout

I hope to God some of you are laughing at the title, because I know I always find it hilarious when my insecurities are shared by others. No? Well then why would you even bother reading this?! You can see yourself OUT.

Sorry, I’m clearly still very insecure about what my bathroom’s grout looks like…what it USED to look like, at least! It is squeaky clean now, and I can credit Pinterest for that one, just like I can for everything else. I can admit that Pinterest is holier than thou.

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DIY Blackhead and Acne Crimestopping

As I mentioned in What I’m Cooking Up…blackheads and pimples are a terrible, terrible thing. Blackheads still taunt me more than pimples though, because if you DON’T squeeze them out, my understanding is that they stay in your face forever. I mean, I know that they don’t stay there forever and ever…but do you remember YOUR blackheads deciding to just walk out of your face shortly after showing up? Nuh-uh, NO WAY. I can deal with temporary pimples—mounds, even—because I know that if I fight the urge and don’t squeeze, they’ll eventually leave. I can come to terms with pimples. Blackheads? Not so much.

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DIY: Cut Your OWN Hair

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STOP. Take a deep breath, and know that I’m not pressuring you to do anything.

If you have a simple, one-length cut, or a bit of angling in the front, you MAY want to cut your own hair if you’re a penny pincher like me. Don’t have a simple cut? Then just keep doing what you do, and leave it to the professionals.

Because my hair is so simple and not riddled with layers, I personally think that good cuts are a rip-off. And even though Great Clips is great if you have an easy ‘do or need your split ends trimmed,  why not do it yourself if you can cut your hair as good as they do–if not better?

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5 Timeline Privacy Precautions to Take NOW

You may have sufficiently privatized your pre-Timeline Facebook profile, but you’d be surprised at how much has changed since the overhaul. The level of privacy you choose for your Timeline is up to you, but taking a second look at what people can now see and adjusting your settings accordingly is a smart way to safeguard your information.

Here are five easy safety steps you may find worthwhile:

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5 Tips for Better Photo-Posing

I hate to admit that I was ecstatic about the advice I found for better photo-posing. Some people are very photogenic and LOVE to take photos to post all over Facebook, secretly soliciting a million “like” notifications and “you’re gorgeous, girl!” comments…*coughmysistercough* Either that, or they have extreme confidence–and you know what? I envy that.

…sometimes

But that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop myself from enjoying this guilty pleasure I just found. And if I can reduce the number of de-tags I make in a given month with these steps, lord knows I’m going to do it!

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