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Monthly Archive:: February 2012

Biggest Mistakes You Can Make During An Interview

In a job market where a single open position can receive dozens, even hundreds of applicants, just getting to the interview stage is a huge accomplishment.

So, what are some of the mistakes you can make during an interview? Listed below are a few funny and a few obvious interview mistakes:

•Candidate wore a Boy Scout uniform and never told interviewers why.
•Candidate referred to himself in the third person.
•Candidate told the interviewer she wasn’t sure if the job offered was worth “starting the car for.”

And a few obvious ones:

•Answering cell phone or texting
•Appearing disinterested
•Dressing inappropriately
•Appearing arrogant
•Talking negatively about current or previous employers
•Chewing gum

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The Growth of American Food Portions

There is one question that needs to be answered: Do bigger portions really make us eat more? Absolutely. Short-term studies show subjects consumed 30% more food when given a larger portion (see the pizza example below), and the problem with that is, even though people are eating more, they are feeling 0% fuller, and regularly eating the larger portion after a year will make someone 8.3 pounds fatter. Here, we take a closer look at how portions have grown over the years, and how we can regain control.

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