How to Craft a Killer Cover Letter

Most people hate writing cover letters.  It’s understandable – you’ve already submitted a resume highlighting your key skills and attributes.  Why do you need to submit a cover letter? Here’s the thing – once you master writing cover letters, you’ve gained an incredible opportunity. You can use additional information gathered in your skills listing to further […]

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How to Craft a Skills Listing

The first step to building a killer resume is to craft a comprehensive skills listing document. If you’ve been at the same job for a while, or if you’ve been out of the job market for an extended period, writing down your skills and accomplishments in a loose format will prepare you to organize this […]

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How to Craft a Killer Resume

Creating a phenomenal resume is easier than you might think. It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to the workforce or a seasoned professional; with the right mindset and a few marketing tricks, you can create a resume that stands above the crowd.   In this article, I’ll show you how to craft a killer resume […]

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Introduction: Job Hunt Series

I’m on a mission today.  I want to help job candidates improve their chances of nailing a job. My purpose is to help you – the job hunter – navigate the complex world of self-promotion in the current job market.   I’ve interviewed for many positions as an HR job candidate, and I’ve learned from my […]

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Mystery Author! Episode 3

It’s been a while since I’ve done Mystery Author.   In this feature, I type up a chapter (or more) from a famous book or other source for your reading pleasure.  The fun part is you don’t find out who the author is until the end.  This one is incredibly special.  Consequently, it’s much longer than […]

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Smoke Rings of Time

This post is a sequel to my (arguably better) recent post “My Psychedelic Experiences“. This is a republish, although this time I decided to start with the journal entries and end with the “poetry”. When reading my “poetry” – bear in mind that I was between the ages of 21-24, and was high for 18 […]

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My Psychedelic Experiences

I’ve been wanting to write about my past psychedelic experiences for a long time. Last night I discovered a great resource for researching psychedelics & experiences that I will plug at the bottom of this post, along with a few other links. Before we get into my experiences, I gotta plug a few hilarious quotes […]

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Playin’

I can’t find an audio app that doesn’t pick up allll the string squeak on that last one. The last one I made up and it’s called “Billy Corgan and Ani Difranco had a Baby.” heh heh heh heh. You’ll see. -ZS

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My Viking Fantasy (Ruined…)

Have you ever listened to a song for years only to realize one day that you’re wrong about the meaning behind the lyrics? For me, it can totally ruin the song. “Achilles Last Stand” by Led Zeppelin was my battle song. I thought it was about Vikings sailing into battle. I would really get into […]

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Slip Inside This Dream

The 13th Floor Elevators are the best kept secret in the history of 1960’s rock music. My first encounter with The Elevators happened on a primitive version of streaming radio. This station also introduced me to The Who, Eric Burdon, The Stooges, Black Sabbath, King Crimson, and many other acts that I soon became obsessed with.  […]

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Magnificent Quotes (Inspiration)

“I think society is moving a little bit, but I think it isn’t moving near that fast. There’s always gonna be a large, huge bulk of straight people that aren’t going for it.” “Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, they are so subtle.  They can milk you with two notes. They could go no further than from […]

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Love’s Magic

It’s early spring in the Pacific Northwest. Residents are riding a whirlpool between hope and confusion. We have more daylight and the temperature is rising, but the rain persists. We’re perched on the edge of the next phase; hovering between the soul’s potential and winter’s shadow. That’s exactly how it feels within the music of […]

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