- Shape Magazine | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Feb 6, 2013 1:58 PM EST | Comments
by Jené LucianiWhen you meet someone for the first time or simply pass a stranger on the street, it's human nature to make assumptions about them: He's conceited and lazy, she's rich and friendly, that little girl is a huge brat. And you may have wondered what people think of you the first time they lay eyes on you.
Five surprising ways people judge you when they first meet you
"When it comes to appearance, how you put yourself together matters more than being conventionally pretty," says Brandy Mychals, author of How to Read a Client from Across the Room (McGraw-Hill, 2012). "A job interview can be over before you even sit down because the person has already made snap judgments."
Some of the ways others come to those opinions aren't what you may expect. Check out these five things people rate you by so you can make that tenth of a second count and wow everyone at first sight.
1. Your feet do the talking: You can never have too many shoes-and people judge you based on every single pair. In a study published in Journal of Research in Personality...Read More »
- Cheapism.com | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Feb 6, 2013 8:37 AM EST | Comments
By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
Did you resolve to find a job or ramp up your efforts to attract new business in the new year? You may want to brush up that elevator pitch but also be prepared with fresh business cards. If you're unemployed or things are slow, it can be difficult to stomach an extra expense, but you can get cheap business cards -- or even free business cards -- through a discount online printer.
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Feb 5, 2013 3:00 PM EST | Comments
demands which include her dressing room function like a glam rock spa and a nonstop supply of organic food. The papers were part of a six-hour deposition Gaga gave in a lawsuit involving her ex-assistant Jennifer O'Neill who has accused the singer of forcing her to work 24-hour days and act as her "personal alarm clock." But the latest revelation in this case blew our minds: On Saturday, Lady Gaga tweeted: "Everyone's headlines need an updating. 'Former assistant' is actually 'my best friend from NY since I was 19.' Painful stuff."... We've been riveted by Lady Gaga's leaked tour rider detailing the pop star's Read More »
Best friends? Yes, at one point these two women were inseparable. But when friends start logging QT on a time card it can be a recipe for disaster. On the one hand, celebrities often want to recruit their besties to be their personal assistants. After all, these people know them best and have usually been in the picture long before said celebrity was famous, which tends to ensure lo
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Feb 1, 2013 1:34 PM EST | Comments
Cameron Russell is arguably one of the most beautiful women on the planet. Over the past 10 years, she's graced the cover of Vogue, frolicked in a bikini for numerous fashion ads, and stomped down the runway for Victoria's Secret. But don't assume she has it all. She doesn't—and she's the first one to admit it.
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The 25-year-old model recently gave a presentation at the global series TED, on life as a model. She began by saying, “I am standing on this stage because I am a pretty white woman and in my industry we call that a 'sexy girl.' I am going to answer some of the questions people ask me but with an honest twist."
Russell explained that while a model's lifestyle is filled with travel, glamour, and working with brilliant creatives, that's only a glossy exterior for the corruption and sometimes manipulative nature of the modeling industry, describing how when she started out as a model, she had to act sexual at photo ...Read More »
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Feb 1, 2013 1:14 PM EST | CommentsIn 1950, the most common job for women in the United States was "secretary." With fewer careers open to women back then, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that secretarial work was a popular option.
It's like the 1950s all over again.
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But the most-common job for women these days? It's still "secretary"—in spite of the fact that more women are earning graduate degrees than men, are rising through the management ranks, and are starting their own businesses in record numbers.
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Out of the roughly 4 million secretaries and administrative assistants in the United States between 2006 and 2010, 96 percent of them were women, according to the latest U.S. Census data available. (The Census is conducted every 10 years, though data is analyzed, updated, and released at other times.) Employment data released by the U.S. Labor Department on Friday shows that the economy gained about 157,000 jobs overall in January. A report released T...Read More »