Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Changing your stance on ideologies or major issues doesn’t automatically make you a hypocrite – it means you’ve educated yourself further and changed your opinion based on this new information.
Many people are quick to call others hypocritical, or even feel like a hypocrite when their stance on an issue changes. However, this new opinion often follows some sort of event which causes the person to see things from a different perspective. This in turn makes them re-think their stance in a way that could cause them to hold a totally different opinion of what they previously held. So don’t condemn someone as being a hypocrite for doing a 180 on their beliefs – they just better informed themselves.
2. Dollar store pregnancy tests are just as effective as drug store tests.
Manufacturing standards are the same across the board.
3. “Let’s eat in, I’m trying to lose weight” is used many times when friends don’t wanna say they can’t afford to eat out.
Don’t pressure people about going out and getting healthy food instead, take the hint and find something affordable.
4. If a company has a manufacturing defect on a large enough run of a product that does not pose any inherent safety risk or a high chance of consumer lawsuits, they will usually extend the product’s warranty instead of shell out the cost of a recall.
Getting your car fixed? It could be having a part installed that’s bad right out of the box, and the mechanic wouldn’t even know it. Granted a top-notch shop would test said part before installing it but in a busier environment this may not always be the case.
It is much more affordable for them to take care of each defective unit they knowingly sell to the consumer as they fail vs replacing the whole run.
An example of this: A specific manufacturer of alternators and starters made enough defective ones over a long enough time and fitment span that they simply changed the product’s warranty from 3 years to a lifetime to save the face of their brand. Let alone the crippling cost of recalling pretty much everyone they made for several years. There was no cost-effective way to find the bad ones already on shelves all across the country.
5. Your cover letter should be less about you and more about the company you’re applying for.
The most important thing you can do with a cover letter is to make the business explicitly picture you as part of their team! The best way to do that is to help them visualize it by relating key parts of your experience or personality back to the specific position. Going the extra mile to read through the company’s website and include details from there will really set you apart! At the end of the day, the most interesting thing to anyone is themselves, and that’s what we pay the most attention to. If you get the recruitment manager to start thinking of how you relate to them/their team/their company, you’ll be much more memorable. I’m including the template for you guys to utilize as well.
Hello (recruitment manager),
I came across your advertisement for (X job) at (Y company) and I would like to submit my resume for your consideration. The position at (Y company) is interesting to me for (reason) and your company sounds like a great place for me to start my career after successfully graduating with my degree in (subject) from (university). Your company’s mission statement is (X) and that applies to my vision because (explanation). I could see myself working for your company long-term in (x position) if given the opportunity to mature and grow under your leadership and guidance.
I believe I would be a good fit for your company because I have (unique skill or experience) that relates to (job description). I am looking for a company like yours where I can learn to apply my skills in (x, y, and z) that I developed through (college courses). (Final sentences specific to job posting: does the environment sound good? Is it close by? Is it work from home? Take a specific detail from job posting and elaborate on it to make it look like you thoroughly read the ad/company website and to get the manager to start picturing you in their environment). Thank you so much for your consideration and I hope to hear back from you soon!