Monday, July 14, 2008

JULY 14, 2008

We'd already reported Tony Danza is rumored to be in the next edition of "The Celebrity Apprentice", but (75-year-old comedienne) JOAN RIVERS claims she's going to be on it too.

In an interview with the "The Canadian Jewish News"... Joan rattled off her upcoming schedule... quote, "I'm in a series called 'Z Rock' coming to IFC, doing a TV pilot, offered another game show and will be on 'Celebrity Apprentice'."

Face it, most of us aren't exactly at our best on Monday mornings... but it doesn't have to be that way. Here are five tips to help you maintain your sanity on everyone's least-favorite day.

1) SLEEP IN. This sounds like a recipe for disaster, but hear me out. You have to get enough sleep on Sunday night. So, even if it's just 15 more minutes on Monday morning, extra sleep will keep you happier and more alert.

2) HOP OUT OF BED. When it IS time to get up, lying there and dreading the start of your day will just make things worse. Getting out of bed on Monday is half the battle.

3) END YOUR SHOWER WITH COLD WATER. The extra jolt at the end of your relaxing shower will make you more alert and ready to face the day.

4) LET THE SUN IN. Whether it's during a morning walk or just by opening the blinds, exposing your body to bright sunlight will convince your body to wake up.

5) PREPARE AHEAD AT WORK. Being greeted by a clean desk and a to-do list on Monday can ease you into the work week. Do what you can on Friday afternoon to make your Monday easier.

Here are seven types of friends no woman needs...

1. The whiner -- Every day, everywhere, she complains about everything wrong in her life.

2. The leech -- She's only friends with you because of what you can do for her ...

3. The busy bee -- The woman who is always running around, too busy for her friends.

4. The chatterbox -- All she does is talk about herself.

5. The adviser -- She's always trying to give you unsolicited advice on how to run your life.

6. The dumper -- Whenever something or someone better comes up, she kicks you to the curb.

7. The bragger -- She's always bragging about her expensive clothing, her great job, hot boyfriend, or exotic places she's traveled. Shut up, already!

Whether you're a recent college graduate, have just lost your job or are just looking for something new, we need all the help we can get finding a job in today's economic market. Here are a few tips to help you get that important advantage...

1) RESEARCH YOUR OPTIONS. Let's face it, some industries are doing better than others. Now's the time to step back and consider getting into either a more lucrative field, even if you have to start lower, or just one that's more likely to be hiring.

2) CHANGE YOUR FOCUS. Prepare for your interview like you're doing your potential employer a favor . . . and tell them what you can do for them instead of the other way around.

3) SELL RESULTS, NOT SKILLS. Instead of providing a list of what you can do on your resume, provide specific examples of what you did.

4) START TALKING MONEY. In hard times, employers want someone who can help them make money or help them save money… show them you can do one or both.

5) ADD ACHIEVEMENTS TO YOUR RESUME. Listing specific examples on your resume will set you apart from your competition... More importantly, they work as great talking points during the interview.