Jose Mourinho’s charm offensive at Spurs is nauseating and will end in tears

first_imgDele Alli slams ‘arrogant’ Spurs as Marcus Rashford ruins Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United return SO MANY Tottenham supporters have bought into the Jose Mourinho hype.The soundbites, the suits, the ballboy. The Special One is on the charm offensive and most fans have been lapping it up.3 Jose Mourinho endured his first defeat as Spurs manager at Old TraffordCredit: Getty – ContributorBut not me.The appointment of Mourinho has driven me largely toward apathy and disillusionment with my club.I have to be fair – he is without doubt one of the top three Premier League managers of all time, only Sir Alex Ferguson, and possibly Arsene Wenger, can be considered more accomplished in this division.But the game moves on.People talk of what a coup it is for Tottenham to have secured a manager of Mourinho’s “calibre” and standing within the game – but ultimately, his reputation has taken a battering and he is just as desperate as Spurs are.It’s a marriage of “convenience”, and Jose has instantly gone on the charm offensive.And it’s nauseating.Lines like “back me and I’ll make you winners”, and “are you Dele or Dele’s brother” – they are fantastic soundbites, but they are also empty statements.3When Mourinho arrived back at Chelsea in 2013, he called himself the Happy One.Well, that didn’t last long.He was acrimoniously sacked by the Blues when things had gotten toxic in 2015 and then rocked up at United with a reputation bruised, but his ego remained.He again went on the charm offensive, saying: “There is a mystique and a romance about it [Manchester United] which no other club can match.”This is the sort of “nice” albeit empty line that he has already often peddled so far at Spurs.But the truth is, his United side played dire football and in the end he appeared to alienate just about everyone at the club.Mourinho is not the manager he once was, but Spurs fans are so desperate for trophies after agonisingly falling short under Mauricio Pochettino, that they are blinded by the lustre of Jose’s past achievements.It’s not about spitting the dummy out after only four games in charge, it’s about believing from the start that Jose is not the man to lead the team forward.Already in his first four games in charge, you can see that Spurs have begun to play more long balls.3 Dele Alli has played well under Mourinho so far, unlike many othersCredit: AFP or licensorsAdmittedly, the high energy press that characterised the Pochettino era had not been seen for a while – but it seems likely to disappear forever under the new regime.And while fans will tolerate long-ball, counter-attacking football at home to the likes of Bournemouth while there is a novelty factor and optimism – when that starts to fade, it will not be accepted at Spurs.This is a club that has prided itself on its rich traditions for decades.Of playing with style and panache, doing things with flair.Even at his most successful, days that feel long behind him, Mourinho’s teams did not match these values of doing things in the “right way”.Mauricio Pochettino made Spurs fans believe in their team again, he reminded them of everything that is wonderful about supporting this club.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearHiring Mourinho, however, seems a step in the direction of abandoning the traditions of the club in the desperate pursuit of short-term success – a pursuit that will ultimately drive fans mad and suck all of the fun out of it.Which sounds rather a lot like what has happened down the road at Arsenal.It’s important that football remains something to be enjoyed, and when it inevitably ends in tears, Spurs will find themselves back at square one.last_img read more

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How to Write a Resume

first_imgWhat experiences best display my ability to do the job well? Once you’ve gathered your thoughts, you’ll be more equipped to narrow down the content of your resume to what really matters.Make it about youYour resume is just that— your resume. It’s a way for hiring managers and companies to quickly get a sense of who you are and what you can bring to the table. Although you’re working within certain constraints, you can, and should, infuse your resume with your voice and personality. An authentic voice will stand out in a sea of cookie-cutter resumes. To avoid sounding generic, be sure you read this article on 5 Words You Should Never Use In Your Resume.Highlight what is relevantSome of your experiences may be relevant for one job, and irrelevant for another—that’s absolutely fine because resumes should be tailored to the specific job you’re applying for. Yes, that means you’ll end up with multiple versions of your resume. When tailoring your resume for a particular job, Jaime Petkanics, founder of The Prepary, advises:  “Pretend you are the one screening for the job you’re applying for, and ask yourself, “If I didn’t have any context other than this piece of paper, would I call me?” If the answer is no, consider why not. Are you missing some of the experience they’re looking for? If so, add it. Is there a skill you don’t have? Go get trained in it! There is NOTHING wrong or dishonest about customizing your resume to a specific job as long as you’re not lying about what you’ve done.”Pay attention to grammarIn a sea of bullet points, it can be very easy to mix-up verb tenses and repeat words. Make sure all past jobs and responsibilities are written in the past tense, and present jobs and responsibilities are written in the present tense. Remember: If you’re doing it now, present tense. If you did it before, past tense.Consider the industryApplying for a job at a startup? You’ll want your resume to reflect the ideals of the startup world, ie: creative, prone to risk taking. However, if you’re looking to land a job at a law firm or bank, you’ll want to stick to the conventions of the industry.  Spend some time researching your industry to make sure your resume is aligned with the expectations.Get feedbackGet someone to read your resume who has an eye for more than just typos. Find a trusted reader and ask them to read your resume with these questions in mind:Is my writing clear and easy to read?Does the writing sound like my voice? Is there anything confusing?Is there anything you think I’m missing or should include? Take your timeA haphazardly written resume will show. This is not the project to put your procrastination skills to work. Carve out multiple blocks of time over a few days for resume writing. Your memory skills are being put to work here, and we’ve all had experiences where we remember something important after the fact. If you’re thorough with your approach, it will show (and hopefully pay off too!).Once your resume is ready, sign up for an account on Glassdoor and upload your resume to Glassdoor to apply to jobs quickly and easily. Resume writing is a double edged sword. It’s difficult to do, yet critical to do well. It also doesn’t help that writer’s block can feel awfully potent when you open that file on your computer titled “Resume.” All of a sudden, succinctly articulating your work experience can feel as daunting a task as writing the next bestselling novel. It may not be your idea of fun, but if your end result is a well-executed resume that shows you at your best, well, that makes all those tedious bullet points totally worth it. Here’s how to take resume writing from daunting to doable.Prepare before you startBefore you start furiously typing away at a word document, take some time to think through what exactly you want your resume to showcase. Before you start writing, you should have the answers to these three questions:What do I want to highlight? What is the company/hiring manager looking for in an applicant? last_img read more

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On International Day of the Girl Child, Catapult Opens Its Digital Doors!

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on October 11, 2012August 15, 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)From our colleagues at Catapult:Catapult.org Launches First Crowdfunding Site Focused on Equality for Girls and WomenNew York, NY, October 11, 2012 – Today, on International Day of the Girl Child, global advocacy organization Women Deliver launched Catapult, the first online funding platform dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women worldwide. By partnering with trusted organizations and connecting them with a new online audience, Catapult provides a call to action to help bring an end to gender inequality.Girls’ and women’s organizations are chronically underfunded, despite their key role in addressing inequality. One-fifth of all women’s organizations report the threat of closure, and only two cents of every development dollar goes toward adolescent girls. Investing in girls and women strengthens families, communities and nations.Harnessing the power of social networks, Catapult is a digital hub driving donations to organizations working to improve the lives of girls and women.“Catapult is a connector,” said Founder, Maz Kessler. “It’s a tool for people to take direct, effective action to create change. Catapult unites online supporters with trusted organizations to help fuel the movement to end inequality for girls and women.”Organizations can upload their projects to Catapult, and donors can fund the issues that speak to them most, such as agriculture, ending child brides, education, family planning and gender-based violence.Donors can also learn about projects by following Catapult Curators – thought-leaders championing specific projects in their areas of focus and passion. Curators include actress and advocate Maria Bello; Man Up Campaign Founder Jimmie Briggs; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Director of Family Health Gary Darmstadt; GirlUp Teen Advisor Co-Chair Annie Gersh; and Women Deliver President Jill Sheffield.To ensure transparency, each Catapult project includes a breakdown of how donations will be applied. Project budgets, including administrative costs, GPS coordinates, and video are all standard features of the platform. Catapult is free for all parties.Catapult is launching with projects in more than 30 countries around the world, including: a Mobile Literacy Class, using mobile phones and texting to accelerate literacy for Afghan girls and women; Birth Waiting Homes for Women in Sierra Leone, housing pregnant women in homes close to hospitals to avoid long, dangerous journeys while in labor; and Empowering Youth to Challenge Early Marriage, helping young people, particularly boys and men, to challenge the underlying attitudes of child marriage.“I am always inspired by the commitment of women I meet in the developing world to create a better future for their families. Investing in women can be transformational for entire societies. Today reminds us that we all have a role to play in unlocking the potential of women and girls,” said Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Catapult was a featured commitment at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative meeting and has been endorsed by the World Bank and UN Women.“UN Women is proud to support Catapult,” said Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women. “When more people contribute, change comes faster for girls and women.”Crowdfunding is rapidly transforming the funding landscape and democratizing philanthropy. As of 2011, in the United States alone, charitable giving through crowdfunding exceeded US$636 million and grew at a rate of 43 percent. Over the next three years, Catapult has committed to raise US$45 million.Developed at Women Deliver, and funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Catapult is working with a variety of partners both large and small, including the Global Fund for Women, the United Nations Population Fund, IPPF, the Akilah Institute for Women and One-Heart World-Wide.Learn more about how to launch your change for girls and women at www.catapult.org, and join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Catapult.org and Twitter: @wecatapult.Share this:last_img read more

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