Saturday, February 20, 2010

Words To Live By

BelushiCollegeI came across this list of A College Man’s Guide to Life: Advice to School-Boy Self on Ivy-Style and couldn’t resist sharing some of the best ones with you. College seems so far in the past – but I’m glad I know now what I didn’t know then.

Fake it til you make it. No one will know the difference.

Try not to be such an asshole.

Step up to the plate and swing for the fences.

She likes you; ask her out.

You won’t be in love for real until you’re at least 30. Date as many girls as you can without being a jerk.

Live with purpose. A laissez-faire mentality only goes so far.

Firm handshake, eye contact, smile.

Stay calm, it all works out in the end. And pay attention in French class.

These are the best years of your life. Behave accordingly.

Get a haircut.

It is who you know. Make a good first impression.


Aren’t those fantastic? The last one is so crucially important. Just in case you (guys or gals) are looking to interview, here are tips for making a great first impression:


Do your research.

Have clean shoes, clothes pressed, nails and hair neat.

Remove distracting jewelry.

Have a clean copy of your resume.

Know how long it will take you to get to the interview and how to get there ahead of time.

Pronounce all names correctly.

Have a working pen and notebook in case you need it.

Ladies, your purse should only contain the neccessities so you aren’t rifiling through your bag. Have a compact and lipstick for touch-ups.

Don’t carry flashy bags – if they’re a stylish person, they’ll recognize quiet elegance over loud logos.

Greet potential employers with a firm handshake, look them in the eye, enunciate your words, and SMILE!

Good luck mes amis! xx

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