Blog Posts by genConnect.com

  • 12 Tips Before Submitting Your Resume Online

    Gone are the days of simply mailing your resume, receiving a call, shaking hands at the interview and agreeing on a start date for that new job. The Internet has taken over the recruiting landscape and everyone is required to submit a resume online. While that brings greater efficiency to the process for employers, it can be awfully maddening for job seekers. But it doesn't have to be that way if you know how to navigate the system. -- Tory Johnson

    Consider these 12 tips before pressing "submit":

    1. Search job boards and the websites of employers that appeal to you. Print out the job postings that you're interested in pursuing before you apply.
    2. Use a highlighter to mark the keywords and industry language used to describe the requirements and responsibilities of each position.
    3. Compare those words and phrases to the language that appears in your current resume.
    4. Figure out how and where to add the most relevant keywords to your resume, assuming you have the specific
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  • Why Too Much Positive Thinking Can Be Bad

    Think happy thoughts ... That was what we've been expected to do since our first cold, bad grade and break up. It's engraved in most of us that positive thinking will lead to positive results, but is that really the case? Will happy thoughts really cure a disease, end wars and cork the oil spill? Sorry to be a Debbie Downer but of course not.

    Barbara Ehrenreich, best-selling author of numerous books including the latest, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America, sheds a dark light on the consequences of too much positive thinking and over optimism. From her own personal attitude fighting breast cancer to the nation's mindset leading up to world disasters, Ehrenreich explains why it's okay to get angry, act realistically and go against the grain of America's chipper mentality. Click here to watch her on video.

    Reasons to Be Angry
    Ehrenreich shares that after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, she became fascinated by the "Pink

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  • A 'Duty Date' -- The Key to Finding Mr. Right? (Video)


    Have you ever been of a "duty date"? Dr. Pat Allen, genConnect expert, psychotherapist, best-selling author and motivation speaker on relationships, explains the term - and why it's time for you to go on a few of these so you can find that person you're chemically attracted to… Watch the clip below:



    The Love Rx: Go on three "duty dates" with different people because no one knows when chemistry will hit. Chemistry with a mate has to be there in the first three minutes, or you have a "duty date" to give that chemistry a chance to arise.

    Tell us: Have you ever been on a "duty date"? How did it go?


    For more of Dr. Pat Allen:

    Why Good Women Stay With Bad Men
    The Truth About Men


    For more relationship tips on genConnect.com:

    The Perils of Cyber-Dating With Julie Spira
    Do I Intimidate Men? By Rachel Greenwald
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  • Why Good Women Stay With Bad Men

    "She is such a smart, attractive woman. Why is she putting up with HIM?"

    How often have we heard this at home or at the office?

    genConnect.com sought the help of Dr. Pat Allan, highly-regarded, licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice. Based on 36 years of experience dealing with women and men in relationships, here is her answer as to why good women stay with bad men.

    This article is divided into four areas, following Jungian archetypal divisions:

    1. The Playgirl
    2. The Amazon
    3. The Mother
    4. The Black Madonna or Madonna Inspiritus

    1. The Playgirl

    The Playgirl aspect in every woman's psyche - in every culture - seeks physical pleasure through all her five senses. Nature supports her mating well, especially through the sense of smell, her pheromones. Dr. Theresa L. Crenshaw, a pioneer in sexual medicine, in her 1996 book, The Alchemy of Love and Lust, writes about the "bonding" influence of the peptide oxytocin.

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  • Twitter ... Explained by Founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams (RT)

    genConnect had the opportunity to talk to Biz Stone and Evan Williams -- in person -- and asked them all about their brainchild Twitter.com. The micro-blogging website has been widely popular among everyday people, celebrities, the media, businesses ... and most recently the Old Spice guy and Allysa Milano. With 105 million registered Tweeters, as of reported figures in April, we had the Co-Founder and CEO of Twitter answer a few of our questions in a little over 140 characters.


    genConnect: Why is a Twitter status limited to 140 characters?
    Biz Stone: 160 characters is the international limit for text messaging. We designed Twitter to work on all mobile devices in the world (which means approximately 5 billion cell phones). 140 characters leaves room for the name of the author of the Tweet and can be read in its entirety on any device.

    gC: Who first turned to Twitter?
    Evan Williams: Twitter didn't really start with younger people. It started with more of the technical and professional

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  • 10 Life Lessons From 10 Bright Minds (That You Have and Have Not Heard Of)

    You know the feeling.

    You walk into a room and you know that everyone in it is not only smarter than you, they are much smarter than you. That's the feeling I have had at the 6th Annual Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute.

    The Aspen Ideas Festival is a confab that brings many of the world's brightest lights to Aspen, Colorado, where they meet, chat, discuss, share and brainstorm extraordinary wisdom. It can be intimidating.

    Attendees include the Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the rich Bill Gates, the brave Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson, the successful John Doerr (the Internet's most accomplished investor), the Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the connected New York Times reporter David Brooks, the innovative Twitter Founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams and the loquacious CNBC "Money Honey" Maria Bartiromo. There even has been a Bill Clinton sighting at Aspen's Matsuhisa restaurant. And that's just a few of the 206 speakers on

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  • Have Hot Summer Sex - Tonight!

    Who doesn't want to improve their sex life?

    At some point in a couples' relationship they may feel, for any number of reasons, that their sex life isn't as satisfying as it could be. Sexual problems are so prevalent, that nearly two thirds of all men and women will experience them at some time during their lives.

    Common sexual problems include:

    • One partner desiring sex more than the other partner
    • Inability to communicate what turns each other on
    • Experiencing pain during intercourse
    • Allowing outside stressors to interfere with our ability to become sexually aroused
    • One partner desiring a style of sex that the other partner is uncomfortable with
    • Orgasmic difficulties

    When Sex Interferes With Your Relationship
    Bob and Annette are in their early 50s, married for three years, and sleeping in separate bedrooms. They haven't had sex for over six months. They are suffering from both marital and sexual problems that are separate and interrelated.

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  • Why He Flirted But Didn’t Ask You Out

    It's the eternal dating mystery: "Why did he flirt with me and then disappear?" Maybe you met him at a party and enjoyed lively banter for 20 minutes, but then he walked away without asking for your contact information. Or you had a great first date with a promising guy, you thought it went well and expected to see him again… but then poof! You never heard from him again. Or a cute guy emailed you on Yahoo! Personals, you exchanged flirtatious emails, but then he vanished inexplicably. You sit around with your girlfriends and debate why he just disappeared. Was it something you said, or didn't say? You speculate, you obsess, you rationalize, you justify. You just want to know what happened.

    During the past ten years, I discovered what happened during these disconnects. I interviewed 1,000 single men using a business tactic called "Exit Interviews" that I learned at Harvard Business School and adapted to the dating world. Here is one of the twelve popular reasons that men

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