Video of the Week: Watch “The Secret”

Everyone is talking about “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. Some call it a joke, others say it’s changed their lives. I’ve finally got my hands on the book and the movie and I’ll be reviewing them in the February issue of the Fast Results e-Zine.

If you’re not familiar with “The Secret,” it explains how you can attract the things that you want into your life. It has been featured on Oprah and Larry King and many of the contributors are best selling authors and motivational speakers.

I’ll publish an in-depth review in my monthly e-zine, but you can watch the first 20 minutes of the movie here:

Cloverfield Monster Picture

I haven’t seen the movie (and I don’t know if I’ll catch it in the theaters) but the marketing of the movie has created a significant amount of buzz. The movie appears to be a cross between Godzilla and the Blair Witch Project. A monster attacks New York City and the audience follows the story via cell-phone video cameras, news programs and other non-traditional filming techniques.
The big mystery prior to the film being released this past weekend was the story itself. Now the big mystery is the monster. Here’s a clip from the trailer that reveals part of the monster.

Dressing for Success

I came across a great site run by the Tip Diva that’s full of tips on everything imaginable. One post that I found particularly helpful is “Dressing your best.”

Whether you’re at a networking event, on a job interview or giving a speech, it’s important to look professional. The tips in this post are excellent suggestions to help you look your best

Video of the Week: “The Natural”

“The Natural” is one of my favorite sports movies and is also full of inspiration. Roy Hobbs, played by Robert Redford, is a middle aged baseball player who is looking to get a second chance at stardom. As a youngster, he showed tremendous talent and carved his own special bat from a tree struck by lightning.

In his late teens, Roy heads off to a tryout with the Chicago Cubs. On the way to Chicago, he meets the top hitter in the major league and strikes him out with three pitches. This catches the attention of an alluring, but mad, woman who seduces him. She has an obsession to shoot the greatest baseball player (who she believes Hobbs to be) so she shoots Hobbs in the side, ending his chances of joining the major league.

Self-expression during an interview

We’re all unique and many of us take great pride in the way we express ourselves through our clothing, accessories and language. One challenge that many people, especially younger folks just entering the workforce, face is whether or not to limit one’s self-expression during a job interview. I’m often asked philosophical questions about conforming for the sake of landing a job and some people are more adamant and/or sensitive about the issue than others. Some are the typical rebels without a clue while others have passionate beliefs that they like to express through their appearance.

Video of the week: The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid is one of the classic movies of the 1980’s. It inspired boys (and girls as well) from middle school to college to take karate lessons and stand up to bullies — the latter being a common theme of the movie that many kids could relate to.

If you’re not familiar with the film, it’s centered around Daniel LaRusso, a teenage boy who recently lost his father, who moves with his mother from New Jersey to California. Daniel quickly makes some new friends and is invited to the beach where he meets Ali Mills, the school sweetheart. In an act of chivalry to protect Ali from her ex-boyfriend, he inadvertently makes enemies with a gang of karate students from the notorious Cobra Kai dojo and that’s where the fun begins.

Interview Question: Why did you leave your last job?

This question, which may also be phrased as “why do you want to leave your current job?” is one of the most common questions asked during an interview (and rightfully so). As interviewers, we want to know why things didn’t work out between a potential hire and his or her past/present employer.

Sometimes, the answer is easy:

  • The employer had a reduction in force.
  • The employer is relocating and the employee doesn’t want to move.
  • The employer is no longer in business.