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How hiring managers can ruin your company’s image

How hiring managers can ruin your company’s image

All hiring managers should see themselves as MORE than just a hiring manager, but as a PR professional. How you deal with applicants reflects directly on the company's image. If you're rude to your applicants, they will pass along those sentiments, whi...

Enter the Between
Interview with Dean Koontz at the Visionary Fiction Alliance

Interview with Dean Koontz at the Visionary Fiction Alliance



I was surprised when Dean Koontz agreed to answer ten interview questions for my blog. However, I was not surprised that his answers were rich and entertaining. 
Dean Koontz does not bore.
Rather than post the complete Q&A on any of my personal blogs, I posted it at the Visionary Fiction...

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How to get the most out of your writer’s conference

As a writer, the most important thing you can do is network. The best way to network is through local writing/critique groups, but -- even more so -- writers conferences. These multi-day events will give you unyielding access to other writers of varyin...

The Blue Muse
Thursday 13: Life lately

Thursday 13: Life lately

I almost bragged too soon.Getting the Christmas decorations put away the second week of January? Unheard of in this household. And the direct result of a bet. The terms: If I could get all the Christmas decor put away in one night, Mr. T promised not t...

The Blue Muse
Thursday 13: Life lately

Thursday 13: Life lately

I almost bragged too soon.Getting the Christmas decorations put away the second week of January? Unheard of in this household. And the direct result of a bet. The terms: If I could get all the Christmas decor put away in one night, Mr. T promised not t...

The Blue Muse
Random with a side of controversial

Nov 17, 2014
Random with a side of controversial

Religion. Politics. Suicide. Feminism. Funeral plans. Ferguson.When I read the NaBloPoMo writing prompt this morning which asked about the most controversial posts I've ever written, I thought: Nah, I don't really do controversial. I write ab...

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Why You Should Interview Your Interviwer

Why You Should Interview Your Interviwer

Interviewing isn't just about letting a potential employer see if you're a good fit for the position and the company, but about YOU seeing if the potential employer or company are right -- for YOU.Have you ever gotten a job that, once in it, you realiz...

Writing and PR with Melanie
How to Interview with Confidence

How to Interview with Confidence

I am a freelance editor ( Portfolio ), but am also trying to get back into a company setting because I love helping businesses grow. I want to stay in the media/entertainment field, which includes publishing, TV/radio, etc.With this comes interviews. E...

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The Other Typist: A sophisticated Prohibition-era mystery

Nov 10, 2014
The Other Typist: A sophisticated Prohibition-era mystery

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell.Close your eyes and imagine's it's Prohibition-era New York City. George Gershswin's "Rhapsody in Blue" is playing at Carnegie Hall. J. Edgar Hoover is leading the FBI and the Giant's just won their 4th pennant. It's...

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Tag, I’m it for NaBloMoPo

Tag, I’m it for NaBloMoPo

Up visiting friends in Amador. Lovely way to spend a Saturday!I spent the day wandering Amador County with my Marm and bestie, Jeanne J.. In addition to the for-once Fall-like weather and the delicious camaraderie of ladies, I enjoyed being disconnecte...

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