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Friday, August 21st, 2009
10:38 am
Is this something you would be interested in?

I just want to tell everyone about something I have gotten into and just get this information out there for those who may be interested. Take a look at my site and let me know what you like or do not like. This may or may not be for you. I just ask you to take a few minutes and check this out. No pressure and no obligation.


Monday, July 21st, 2008
11:52 am
Teach Asia

ESL Teach Asia, No EXP Needed, up to $3K/month + Airfare + Rent (Seoul, Korea)


Experience of a lifetime,


There are several different options for travelling abroad and teaching English. This is a phenomenal way to save money up to $15,000 in one year and explore a new country. I have lived in Korea for several years teaching English and can help you explore your options. I am currently an independent consultant partnering with ESLPIA (www.eslpia.com).


This is one of the most amazing opportunities to challenge yourself, make lifelong friends, and save significant amounts of income. I would be happy to share my experience and assist you in determining if this is something you would like to do. Korean schools pay for your airfare, rent, and pay you a competitive salary for working 25-30hrs a week. But it is important that you choose the right school and understand the process well.


In order to qualify as an ESL instructor in Korea, you must hold a passport and be a citizen of Australia, Canada, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, or USA. In addition, the instructor must have graduated from a 4-year undergraduate program with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in hand from a recognized university or college and sealed transcripts.


If you think traveling Asia while earning a competitive income, please read this online brochure:




Please email me to ask question or learn more about getting started.


Bruno Hill



Wednesday, December 19th, 2007
1:58 pm
Excerpt: Why Isn't Mom a Millionaire?
Women are launching businesses at twice the pace of their male counterparts, making female-owned businesses the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy. Yet only a paltry 3 percent of these businesses have annual sales of over a million dollars. Why?

I have permission from AMACOM, the publishing arm of the American Management Association, to distribute an excerpt from the new book, "The Girls' Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business," by Susan Wilson Solovic, CEO of Small Business Television (SBTV.com). Disturbed by the relative weakness of women-owned businesses, Solovic set out to uncover the strategic secrets and distinctive qualities of women entrepreneurs who have taken their businesses to the million-dollar level.

In her new book, Solovic looks at the barriers to business growth for women and finds many of them self-imposed, including the inability to delegate, hiring family and friends, and a lack of faith in the enterprise. Solovic shares proven tactics and inspiring triumphs for every woman who wants to grow her business into a million-dollar performer.

The excerpt I'm distributing is called "Four Keys to the Millionaire's Club" and briefly covers the factors in business success Solovic focuses on in her book. The excerpt is available at the following URL or I can send a text version to you upon request:

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
10:08 pm
Freelance Web and Graphic Designer looking for work


I'm a freelance web and graphic designer looking for some projects.  You can view my website at

www.driftmedia.ca and e-mail me at info@driftmedia.ca .

DriftMedia Productions offers a wide range of services in the graphic and web design fields. Services include:

- Logo design
- Web design & Layout
- Banner design
- Business Identity
- Sticker and Decal design
- Ad design and promotion
- Brochures and Booklets
- Flyers and Posters

With over 9 years of experience in graphic design and web production, you can be sure DriftMedia will deliver

as promised on your project. I have worked on websites, magazines, yearbooks, magazine ads and short videos,

all delivering on time in the past.

Please visit me website at www.driftmedia.ca for more information and feel free to contact me

Thank you for your time

Current Mood: happy
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
3:17 pm
correlation between our personal happiness and business success (crossposted)

Hi all

I am conducting a research project for university studying the correlation between ones personal growth (ie- their pursuit for happiness) and growth in their business. And how adverse situations in your life can affect such pursuits.

I am looking for a broad range of people to answer a quick questionnaire, everyone from university/college students, business managers and leaders, entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners and basically anyone interested in business.

The questions are under the cut, and I would be ever so grateful if you could take 5 or so minutes of your time to do the questionnaire so that we can gain some insight on the correlation between personal happiness and business aspirations. Really….it’s interesting stuff.

Once the research is done I’m happy to send it around to anyone who is interested in the findings.

Please e-mail your answers back to my e-mail address at juljuni@hotmail.com (obviously some of these questions are better left private and not for the entire LJ community to see)

Thanks heaps,

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Thursday, September 7th, 2006
3:36 pm
Why isn't this community more active?
I just joined this community and I'm hoping it will be a little more active than it looks like it is now. I'm really looking for a place where I could get career advice and support from other like-minded women.

I'm always interested in finding out what other people do and how they landed their job. Or maybe what people want to do and how they plan on doing it, so if you'd all like to share your current or intended occupation I'd be interested to hear about it.

I guess I'll start off: I graduated college about a year ago and I'm currently working as a "marketing coordinator" in a commercial real estate firm. Sometimes I feel really pigeon-holed though because the organizational structure is so flat that I feel like there is nowhere for me to move up into. Also sometimes its hard because I work in pretty much an all male environment, not that I'm treated unfairly, but I get tired of "hanging with the boys" all the time. The most annoying thing though is that even though I'm not a sales person, my pay is part base salary and part "commission" based on the commission of agents I work for. This is frustrating for me because I never know how much money I'll have, and I'm not making the big bucks that a "real" real estate agent makes. Eventually I would really like to get into maybe working for a real estate developer doing more than just producing marketing collatoral. Perhaps something more analytical, but I don't see any avenues yet for me to move into something like that. Right now I've an offer from my former employer to apply to be an admin assistant in a more stable industry with a comparable (and non-commissioned) pay, but I don't want to end up stuck as an admin assistant for the rest of my life either. That's my situation in a nutshell.
Wednesday, July 5th, 2006
10:36 am
My Resume (Looking For Employment in/ Around West Sacramento, CA)
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FYI: This is cross-posted in other job search communties, in MY journal, and in MY communities, for maximum exposure. I am getting out of the Navy at the end of July and I am trying to find work to pay y bills and take care of my mother.
Sunday, May 28th, 2006
9:17 pm
I just started my first "grown up" job and I have a my own cube. 3 giant walls of blank space.

How do I decorate it? I want to convey professionalism, but I also want it to be personalized.

I was thinking about putting some of my travel pictures up. What else could I put up?
Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
2:34 pm
I want to sew a dick! Jana disallows my harassments, although I've already fucked all masculine personnel of my club. I have no idea why don't I fire her, I even upgrade her! I'm so mysterious:)...
I'm negotiating on some business with an armenian and his hot eastern mentality just refuses to understand how it is possible to negotiate on serious business topics with a woman!:) It is simply impossible for him! So I've found a very important personage - he's a lawyer - my driver pretends to be his "assistant" and this male delegation discusses the nuances of the deal telling sth like "The boss is away now, he's in Europe, but as soon as he is back we'll take conceal and tell you our decision..." And they come back to me to get this decision...
What is it? How to call such a situation? Emancipation isn't accepted in society!!! Especially in our society. :) Where's the way out? To sew a cock - that is the way out!
I recently learned that many publicity concerns work this way, if the boss is a woman. A client, a man of course, can't comment an advertising campaign budget conduction to a "chick". So they find a VIP, (just as I did :)) or they have a special man for such cases and this man nods at the needed moments meanwhile his female "assistant" tells the client about an advertising policy. That is the way the cookie crumbles here. Men think that it is impossible to participate in negotiations if you don't shake hands men's way. So it is women's task to give them such an opportunity! :) Mamma mia!
Sunday, October 9th, 2005
11:21 am
This office is smokin'!
Alright. I've been thinking about dissolving this community. There are lots of things I would love to talk about, but usually I don't want to post on the internet about them, or discuss them with strangers. Does anyone else want to take over the maintainership?

That said, I do finally have something I feel comfortable talking about.

Someone on my side of the floor smokes in her office. It's been getting progressively worse over the last 6 or 9 months. At first, she just smoked once every couple weeks or so, and that was fine. Now it's like 3 evenings a week. It totally stinks up the office to the point that I leave with my hair smelling like smoke. It gives me and my co-workers headaches.
One of my co-workers confronted her and the smoker's reaction was "Well don't tell anyone!" That was July.
By now, I would have expected someone else with authority to have done something about it. We have a patrolling security guard, and I think he should report her. But he doesn't seem to. I guess I could say something to him, but he and I don't have the greatest rapport. For all I know, he thinks I'm the smoker.

So what do you think? Should I report her to HR?

Do you want this community? :)

Current Mood: chilly
Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
3:50 pm
Russian reality rolls over me with its harshness. You can’t just live here, you must run at full tilt, outrun, jostle, to be always in time, in a word – to do your best. What a difference Dutch people are! They are sluggish; they are either dumb or their life is so good that they have to do nothing to make it better – have a cigar and go with a stream…
If here in Moscow I call a realtor and tell him that I need to sort out some edifices he starts to call me 10-20 times every day (they are especially fond of calling late at night or in the early morning, like 1a.m. or 7a.m.) until I find the needed edifice or tell them to FUCK OFF!!! Holland is a horse of different color… I liked about five buildings and I asked my manager to negotiate with the owners and to know the repayment terms. In a couple days I’m calling him and asking about the results. Herman talks to me with a great surprise in his voice: “What results Madam? It is only three days passed!” “And?” – I ask him perplexedly and only after his verbose explanations I understand how this scheme works here.
First he calls to realtor and leaves his phone number with the request to chime him on realtor’s answering machine. In two days realtor calls back and asks what really is exactly needed and promises to call the owner promptly. “Promptly” in the slow world of Holland means couple of weeks. Two weeks after the owner will think couple more weeks about the things he’s suggested and what he will tell in reply. Then he promptly calls to my manager.
“In brief, if one wants to get a reply sooner than in a month, then it is very inpatient person!” – Herman told me, and I thought that Estonia was included into the Union of Europe not in vain – these people live on the same wave…
Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
4:39 pm
Get Healthier ... Get Wealthier
Tired of living paycheck to paycheck?

You have a choice!

Continue working for someone else OR start your own home-based business. Your own business can give you financial freedom which leads to more time with your family and friends.

Remember, you have a choice! Make the right choice for your family!

This is the right choice.... check it out CLICK HERE
Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
12:54 pm
Project Management
Hello - I am a new member as of today. I joined because I'm looking for help getting my PMP (Project Management Professional certification). I've been interested in project management for two years. I'm bored with my job in web design. I have finally been put in charge of a large project at work and that will look great on my resume. I know what would look even more impressive, though, is to be PMP certified! I've looked at the requirements on the PMI website several times in the past two years. Every time I start digging in, I get overwhelmed and feel defeated! I'm now also looking into the new CAPM, which seems to be a stepping stone to the PMP - less requirements and good for someone just getting into the field. At least it would be something!

Is anyone here PMP certified who can offer advise on how to get started? OR if anyone else has helpful suggestions, feel free to pipe in.
Monday, June 13th, 2005
5:39 pm
I have a job interview tomorrow at the hardware store nearby my house. I called the HR person this morning to let her know I applied and was interested in an interview, and she called back today!

My question is about asking for time off:
I've had plane tickets out of town for a wedding I am supposed to be in, planned and already bought. I think it is either four or five days, and the actual wedding is July 16th. Should I mention this at the interview? Or soon after? Is it going to really screw up my chances of getting hired? I would rather be up front about it before getting hired since I want them to know for whoever does the schedule but I don't want to ruin my chances either.

What would you do? What do you suggest?

x-posted in another job related community
Thursday, May 5th, 2005
3:09 pm
Hello, it's nice to meet you.
Just making my introductory post. My name is Gayla White and I own/operate Grade A Marketing from my home in Chandler Arizona.

I've been using LiveJournal for entertainment and have a personal account but I've decided to add a link to blog to my website so I've created this account. If you friend me, I'll likely friend you back. I don't plan to post very often, but I'll read my friends page regularly.

Thursday, November 4th, 2004
11:02 pm
Career-Bound.... and Books
After a lot of time off, needed to focus on my health, I'm now trying to get myself psyched to return to work full-time sometime in the future. I want to come back to Toronto permanently within a year.

I'm looking for a forum or message group for career-focused people, maybe specifically for career women. I have some specific questions like "Can anyone recommend a good book for how to effectively work and deal with an overly detail-oriented boss who seems impossible to satisfy?" So far I can only think of Carnegie's books like How to Win Friends..., which are simply awesome resources on interpersonal communication skills. I should also check out Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People.

Any other ideas or recommendations?

Current Mood: focused
Wednesday, August 18th, 2004
6:23 pm
Advise or tips anyone?
So, I passed the interview with high marks- maybe too high because now I'm very nervous. I've assisted accounting departments for 6 years now (mostly A/R), and now i'll be the only person doing accounts receivable and I'm beginning to doubt myself, but then I just have a tenancy to underestimate myself, but suddenly I remember nothing at all...
Has anyone else made a similar jump? Any tips or advise?

Current Mood: nervous
Monday, August 2nd, 2004
1:18 pm
Stupid question about lateness.
If you are late for work, is it better to call your boss, or sneak in and hope nobody finds out?

Current Mood: artistic
Thursday, June 17th, 2004
12:26 am
Some day I will master the art of knowing how to demonstrate my skills so as to impress my bosses and make them want to promote me. Right now I seem to have mastered the skill of making them feel threatened by my apparent ability to run the whole office myself.


The people with the terrific innovative ideas get promoted, right? Or do they get written off as obnoxious looneys? Where's the line?
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