Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 4, 2012
June 4, 2012
Looking for your dream gig or just want a job that will pay the bills? The competition is tough out there, so make sure you look good on paper before firing off that application. Yahoo.com did a little research and discovered the five worst things to put on your resume! They are:
1. An Objective. If you hadn't noticed, this isn't about you!
2. Unrelated Experiences or Activities. The fact that you were captain of your high school's cheer squad is relevant at the age of 19, but ridiculous if you're old enough to run for president.
3. Personal Information. It's illegal for companies to ask your weight, age, marital status, religion or gender, so don't volunteer this information.
4. Salary Requirements. Wait until you get the job to negotiate numbers.
5. Your Weaknesses. Save this for the interview, then spin it to something positive. For instance, "I realized at my last job I was simply spreading myself thin and tackling too many projects. The experience taught me how to be extremely organized, to multi-task and delegate responsibility." (Lee)
Trash talk and satellite dish:
Congrats to the new Miss USA, Miss Rhode Island, OLIVIA CULPO, who won last night's pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. She'll go on to represent the US in the Miss Universe Pageant.
First runner up was Miss Maryland, NANA MERIWETHER; second runner-up was Miss Ohio, AUDREY BOLTE. Miss Congeniality was awarded to Miss Iowa, REBECCA HODGE.
Like you really care:
Denied: actor VERNE "Mini-Me" TROYER says the story that he was trapped in an airplane toilet for 20 minutes because he could not reach the door handle is *not* true. The original story was published by the London Daily Mirror over the weekend, but the two foot, eight inch tall little person tweeted in response: "I don't know where the Mirror gets their stories from, but tomorrow's story about me is total BS --LMAO you gullible fools."
Macy's wants to be your one-stop-shop for smelling like your favorite celebrity. NY Magazine's The Cut says the retailer is focusing on celebrity scents to bring in the coveted Millenial customers --teen and twenty-something aged consumers. Their numbers show that the customers who line up to buy the perfumes also buy other products. The store expects big numbers in the fall. That's when they'll be rolling out new fragrances from both NICKI MINAJ and LADY GAGA. (Bartha)
JUSTIN BIEBER gave a free concert Friday afternoon in Paris. He was on the balcony of a building in the Latin Quarter, and with a guitarist backing him up, Justin sang a few of his hits through a megaphone so his adoring fans could hear. It was his record label's idea, and they Tweeted the info on the impromptu show. Within minutes, thousands of screaming Parisian girls were outside Univeral Music's Paris offices. Not everyone was happy about all of this. Some people who lived at a building the in the neighborhood held up signs that said, "Bieber Go Home!"
On Thursday, Justin fainted backstage during an intimate concert on Paris. He said he felt lightheaded and fell into a glass wall. But, he wasn't hurt. (Marino)
Besides all the pomp and circumstance at today's Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in London, there will also be a showdown. KYLIE MINOGUE is performing at the concert, and she has challenged PIPPA MIDDLETON to see who has the best butt! See, Kylie has been topping the "best-bottom" list since her big comeback in 2000, but now KATE's little sister is getting a lot of attention for her hind quarters thanks to the dress she wore at the royal wedding.
FYI: Sirs PAUL McCARTNEY and ELTON JOHN are also on the bill for today's concert. (Marino)
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