Don’t Blow the Interview Before You Sit Down

Don't Blow the Interview on Pura Vida Sometimes

First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to interviews, because sometimes that’s all you have. There are a number of ways to prepare for the Q&A, nerves are both natural and excusable, but if you really want the job, make sure you’re not sabotaging yourself before the grilling starts. There are a number of physical cues that let me, as an interviewer, know whether you’d have the presence you need in the office and with business associates and third parties, and whether you really want to work with me. For each open position, I may have interviewed 10 candidates […]

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Stayin’ Fly with Toiletries in Check

Stayin' fly with toiletries in check on Pura Vida Sometimes

When you spend a lot of time on the road, you develop efficiencies so you can sleep that extra half hour, get through security quickly, roll up to the gate just as the doors are closing, and arrive at your destination with all your belongings intact. Whether I’m planning an overnight trip or a two-week vacation (I wish!), I’m happy to share my system with you for smooth travels, as far as travel toiletries are concerned. Be ready to skip town: I always leave a set of travel-ready toiletries packed and ready to go waiting patiently in the closet for […]

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