A Summary Of Life

life goes on

The workplace can be challenging. Mistakes are made, things go wrong, people can be hostile.

Sometimes it helps to remember that situations seem bigger than they are in the moment.
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Business Buzzwords We Use And Hate

overused business buzzwords

We all love to hate business buzzwords.

But we’re all guilty of using a few of them on occasion.

After all, what’s the harm in leveraging buzzwords to add value to a conversation? 🙂

The folks at GetVoip, did a bit of research using an interesting Google tool, to see what the most overused business buzzwords are, and how much their usage has increased over the years.

Take a deep-dive into the infographic below for more insights.

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Funny Job Interview Tips: Don’t Even Think About Doing This

job interview tips

We’ve all read the usual job interview tips and best practices for preparation.

So here’s something different.

Watch this video about job interviews, for some funny clips about:

  • Dressing inappropriately.
  • Handling phone calls.
  • Being an emotional beggar.
  • Being overly concerned about salary.
  • Stealing.
  • Bringing your pet along.
  • Not being truthful.
  • Superstitions.
  • Picking a fight.

The video has been made by NOC (Night Owl Cinematics), who are a talented bunch of filmmakers in Singapore.


Ancient twist on job interviews

ancient job interview

Check out this entertaining video for an ancient twist to the job interview.

Watch early man’s version of classic interview questions, such as:

  • Why do you want to work here?
  • What are your strengths?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Why did you leave your last job?
  • How long did you work with your previous employer?

After managing most of the interview well, things take a wrong turn for the interviewee towards the end….

 

The many wonders of a conference call

funny conference calls

Ah conference calls.

Don’t you just love them.

If any of this sounds familiar, then watch this video for a good laugh:

  • Beep beep.
  • “Hi this is Peter, sorry for joining late”
  • “Who just joined”
  • Beep beep.
  • “Did someone get dropped off”
  • “Is the Singapore team still on the line”


Or perhaps you might be curious to see what a conference call will look like ‘in real life.’


Our finest moments

our finest moments work asai

our finest moments work asai

 

“OUR FINEST MOMENTS ARE MOST LIKELY TO OCCUR WHEN WE ARE FEELING DEEPLY UNCOMFORTABLE, UNHAPPY, OR UNFULFILLED.

For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”

M. Scott Peck
(Psychiatrist and author of The Road Less Traveled)