A Message to Michael Jackson

Written by Peggy Butler

Onrepparttar 1992 song “Word torepparttar 125430 Badd,” singer Jermaine Jackson criticized his brother Michael for undergoing extensive plastic surgery to alter his appearance. In listening torepparttar 125431 lyrics, “Reconstructed, been abducted, don’t know who you are. Think they love you, they don’t know you, lonely superstar. Once you were made, you changed your shade, was your color wrong? Could not turn back, it’s a known fact, you were too far gone”, Jermaine implied that Michael had ventured beyondrepparttar 125432 surgical realm and landed smack inrepparttar 125433 middle of Caucasianville U.S.A.

Now 12 years later he is defending his brother’s right to have plastic surgery. However, as everyone knows, Michael Jackson no longer resembles a member ofrepparttar 125434 human race. Instead, he has transformed into a freak; ghastly and equipped with a crumbling nose onrepparttar 125435 verge of collapse. Personally, I don’t think his nose can be characterized as a body part. And I'm not alone in my assessment. According to sources whom shall remain nameless, it looks more alien than human. Thusrepparttar 125436 question on everyone’s mind is, why would a once loved superstar go through so much trouble to change his looks? To answer that question, we go back to where it all started,repparttar 125437 past, andrepparttar 125438 year 1968.

When he burst ontorepparttar 125439 music charts 36 years ago, Jackson was a cute, brown skin, bushy haired, doe eyed boy. It’s hard to believe that today,repparttar 125440 45 year old man who only admits to having plastic surgery on his nose isrepparttar 125441 same person. But one look at his face tellsrepparttar 125442 whole story. Not only have his features been altered, but so has his personality. Yet, despite his wacky antics and bizarre appearance Jackson can still count onrepparttar 125443 media for publicity.

In a world of celluloid superstars, Jackson remains an enigma. He is without questionrepparttar 125444 strangest and most controversial entertainer of our time. Blessed with a unique voice, superb dancing skills andrepparttar 125445 greatest public relations savvy since Marilyn Munroe. If there is one thing that Jackson knows how to perfect, that would be his ability to generate publicity. Case in point: Withrepparttar 125446 exception of Operation Iraqi Freedom andrepparttar 125447 Kobe Bryant saga, Michael Jackson has beenrepparttar 125448 topic of conversation from Australia to Thailand. And there is plenty to talk about; from his bizarre appearance to sexual allegations regarding a 13- year-old cancer patient.

Without a doubt, Wacko-Jacko asrepparttar 125449 media calls him, has turned weirdness into an-art form yielding lucrative dividends. Not surprisingly, he is also a member ofrepparttar 125450 forever young brigade. Inrepparttar 125451 controversial documentary “Living with Michael Jackson”,repparttar 125452 Indiana native likened himself to Peter Pan,repparttar 125453 fictitious character who refuses to grow up. So, to counteract aging, Jackson relies on surgery to alter areas that show signs of gravity. Similarly, to enhance his youthful persona, he climbs trees and invites kids to his 300 acre estate commonly known as Neverland for sleepovers. However, unlike his hero, Michael Jackson must come torepparttar 125454 realization that Peter Pan is an illusory figure in a children's book, not a middle aged man who gambled with plastic surgery and paid a huge price. And as a result lost both himself and his identity.

5 Interviewing Tips To Get That Job!

Written by Marie Magdala Roker

Anyone who is a jobseeker knows that looking for a new job or career is a job in itself. Once you have completedrepparttar laborious task of writing your resume and submitting it to various companies, you now have to passrepparttar 125429 screen test to getrepparttar 125430 job. Interviews arerepparttar 125431 gateway to landing your ideal job. These five tips will help you get own your way to making that job yours. Tip 1

Be Confident

Your first impression is your only impression.

Nothing is worse than a limp handshake, slumped shoulders, poor eye contact or poor communication skills. A potential employer can tell immediately if you arerepparttar 125432 man or woman for this job by your body language. Although aggressiveness is a turn-off, being passive givesrepparttar 125433 indication that you are not sure of yourself or your qualifications. Keep eye contact when answering questions or whenrepparttar 125434 interviewer is speaking directly to you. Smile occasionally to show your interest and enthusiasm. Keeping a steady gaze onrepparttar 125435 interviewer can be disturbing to an interviewer. Look away occasionally. Lean forward to show that you are interested in whatrepparttar 125436 interviewer is saying. Speak in a concise and clear voice. If you have problems annunciating certain words, don’t try to use them on an interview. If this is difficult for you, practice with a mirror and pay attention to your facial expressions. Other interview killers: Slouching in a chair, Crossing your arms, Playing with your hair or jewelry, Leaning back in chair

Tip 2

Act As If

You are what you believe.

Act as if you hadrepparttar 125437 job. What would you do if you had this position? How would you act? How would a person in this position act and speak? What are your responsibilities in this position? What is a typical day like for you in this job? Change your attitude towards yourself and your strengths. If you start thinking that you won’t getrepparttar 125438 job, you will do small unnoticeable things to sabotage your chances. Great free resource: www.confidenceworld.com.

Tip 3

Know The Company

Knowrepparttar 125439 business.

I once sat on a couple of interviews whererepparttar 125440 interviewees did not do any research onrepparttar 125441 company. This sends a message that you are looking for any job, not this specific job. Once you’re interview is scheduled, get onrepparttar 125442 net and start finding out everything you can aboutrepparttar 125443 company. A good place to start is www.hoovers.com, which gives you industry information, top competitors, names of CEO, etc. If you’d like to know what current or former employees have to say aboutrepparttar 125444 company, try www.wetfeet.com. Beware of disgruntled postings. Callrepparttar 125445 company headquarters and ask forrepparttar 125446 marketing department to get specific information. Weave your research intorepparttar 125447 interview by stating. I read an article inrepparttar 125448 Wall Street Journal, which mentioned that your company is thinking about XYZ. This letsrepparttar 125449 interviewer know that you have takenrepparttar 125450 time to know more aboutrepparttar 125451 company. You can ask questions about something you read, but don’t challenge them or you’ll come across as a know-it-all.

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