Category Archives: working warriors

a new age, a new approach: video resumes

With the advancement of technology and the growing competition in the job market it’s important to differentiate oneself. One idea is to make technology work in your favor. A video resume is one such way to do this.

However there is a thin line between looking interesting and innovative and looking like a total… how do you say, douchebag. Case in point: Aleksey Vayner. A man with high hopes who takes potential employers through a seven minute journey of why he is, in a nut shell, fucking awesome. The title of this spectacle? Impossible is Nothing.

If you do not feel like dedicating seven minutes of your life to watching a man you do not know at all jump off mountains (athletic!), work out (dedicated!), karate chop bricks (committed!) or play tennis (athletic again!)than let this choice quote represent the type of person Mr. Vayner is:

 “Anything you do you must pursue with your entire heart. Live your life openly, go all out for what you want to achieve and what you believe in. If you’re going to work, work. If you’re going to train, train. If you’re going to dance then dance! But do it with passion.” (cue to a two-minute long segment of him dancing in a sensual manner)

His video resume is nothing if not inspiring. Below, two other videos I hope to model my own video resume off.

The first can only be described in one word: awesome.

The second is entitled: “Impossible is Quite the Opposite of Possible”


whiney wieners

Question: why do some people suck? I mean seriously. I get that work is not people’s favorite thing to do but…get over it. For one reason or another you have a job, a job that maybe isn’t your dream job but one that you choose in some respect. And jobs, like practically all things, have positive and negative things that come with it. We all deal with it…so stop complaining!

Your incessant whining is not going to change that fact that you still will have a job to do. Now, I am all for a good venting sess’ when necessary but I believe the two are different things. The only thing your complaining is succedding in is bringing everyone else dooown. And furthermore, don’t complain when you’re not even the one doing the bulk (or any) of the work…not that this ranting is particularly geared at anyone specifically. Ha.

Just some thoughts after a long day trapped inside. Forgive my whining.

celebrity sighting

Yesterday I had yet another celebrity sighting, and this one wasn’t just some stoner dude from a band. This was a man who could very well be our great country’s next president – Mr. Barack Obama. Check out my picture after the jump! Continue reading

ways to show your enthusiasm at work

In order to keep a certain spirit and energy level at work, it’s important to be able to recognize coworkers’ and your own accomplishments. And whereas recognition is important, so is the appropriate way of congratulating your fellow worker. After the jump you will find suggestions of ways to praise someone in the workplace, such as “the classic high-five,” “the fist bump,” “a pat on the back,” “thumbs up” and “face spelling.” Continue reading

another day, another office one-liner

If you work in an office, you know what I’m talking about. Each day usually has a designated one-liner that is easily slipped into an awkward pause in conversation with a coworker. In fact, these office one-liners are often used as conversation starters! It’s simply office pleasantry but turns bizarre if you spend more than two seconds thinking about the idiocracy of each saying.

Yes, I do have a case of the Mondays. And yes, it is only Wedesday. Working hard or hardly working? Well, I’ll have to go with the latter!

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mixing work and play is easy — just add booze

In many a person’s lives they work and they play. (>insert stereotypical quote about “work hard, play hard” here< ) More often than not, these two events are separate from one another. However, there are those times where the tight hair buns are let loose, the ties become undone, and the dress shirts get untucked – yes, I am talking about office parties. Continue reading