Like


 

So like, this is like, why you didn’t get the job.

 

Interviewer:               Can you tell me what you learned at your last internship?

 

Recent Grad:               It was like an amazing experience. I like, learned so much.

 

Interviewer:               What’s your passion?

 

Recent Grad:              Um, like, I’m super social and like, I really love clothes and music. I just really, like wanna be around that stuff.

 

Interviewer:               Thanks for coming in today. We’ll let you know when we make a decision.

 

Recent Grad:               Like when? Do you think this job will, like, happen for me?

 

Interviewer:               Not likely.

 

 

This is what will get you the job.

 

Interviewer:               Can you tell me what you learned at your last internship?

 

Recent Grad:               The most important skill I learned was how to communicate professionally.

 

Interviewer:               What’s your passion?

 

Recent Grad:               I’m an extravert, and this quality has helped me build a network of contacts. I’ve learned to convert my Facebook
passion to a building a professional LinkedIn network.

 

Interviewer:               Thanks for coming in today. We’ll let you know when we make a decision.

 

Recent Grad:               Thanks for taking the time to meet with me. I look forward to seeing you again.

 

Interviewer:               I think that’s likely.

 

 

Hope this comparison helps. The first interview story was told to me by a hiring manager looking for a recent college grad to fill an entry level position at a social
media company. Guess that job is still open!

 

Tired?

Puffy Coats Linked To Sleeping In Class

 
 




Help me understand why students wear down filled jackets with the hoods up during class.  Why not just bring a blanket and a pillow?  We both know you’re about to fall asleep.  In fact, I’m watching you fall asleep, and as soon as you do, I’m going to tell the rest of the class what to expect on the first test.

RMP




 “Rate My Professors”
Sanitization of Education

 

If you haven’t been on my site before, you may have missed the fact that in addition to teaching college, I’m a mystery author. By nature,
I’m suspicious and I get a kick out of delving into people’s heads.

 

What better place to see what students are thinking, than on RateMyProfessors (RMP). If there was ever motivation for murder, the comments generated on this site are enough evidence to send someone to the slammer. If you’ve got comments like “you self-absorbed
ego-maniac”
, “this is the worst class ever!!” and “you’ve ruined my semester”,
I recommend you watch your back.

 

My favorite RMP hobby is to track professors and then watch how the negative comments mysteriously disappear.  At first I thought was going nuts until I realized that teachers are regularly appealing their negative comments and RMP is honoring their requests to have them removed. 

Talk about customer service – RMP is so fast I’ve seen slamming comments erased in the time it took to refresh my screen.

 

Then I wondered what possible excuses are being used by professors in the  “Report This Rating Box”. 

 

I’m dying, this is not how I want my grandchildren to remember me.

Please delete or I won’t get tenure.

I propose a trade. Remove this comment and then lower my hotness rating.

 

I vote for honesty and a ban on RMP deletions. Anyone else?