Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2015 12:22 pm

We hope everyone has a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends! What are you thankful for this year?

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Start Your Day Off on a Healthy Foot at Carlsbad’s Naked Cafe

November 24, 2015 12:19 pm

At Naked Cafe in Carlsbad, you'll find clean, wholesome food with freshly picked greens from its own gardens. Nothing artificial (or items you can't pronounce) appears anywhere on the extensive menu, yet chefs still coax complex flavors from their simple ingredients.

Start your day with a Rising Sun quesadilla filled with bacon, cheese, green onion, cilantro, and tomatoes, or an artichoke scramble with eggs, artichoke hearts, cheese, green onions, and tomatoes (herb potatoes and toast come on the side). Pancakes are light and fluffy, fruit bowls bountiful, and slow-cooked oatmeal hearty.

Grab a bowl of fresh carrot ginger soup for lunch, and then add one of Naked Cafe's organic greens salads, perhaps the Golden Goddess. It contains sliced almonds, mango, feta cheese, and golden raisins in a pomegranate vinaigrette. Protein, including tempeh, beef, and chicken (all organic), can be added to any salad. Vegan? No problem! The chefs at Naked Cafe will gladly accommodate any dietary needs if you voice them.

Naked Cafe
300 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 720-7866

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Job Hunting? Here’s How to Ace That Interview!

November 11, 2015 2:02 pm

It's natural to feel nervous about a job interview! After all, you want to appear modest but confident, eager but not desperate, and you certainly want to stand apart from the other candidates. Here are a few tips that will help you to master these key traits and ace that upcoming interview.

  1. Do meaningful research. Instead of simply researching the company’s earnings and the name of its founder, dive a little deeper. Read the company blog or even check out articles about the company in different media or magazines.
  2. Interview earlier in the week. If you get to schedule your own interview, aim for earlier in the week. That way, your interviewer will feel fresh and open to new candidates (although you might want to avoid the dreaded Monday morning).
  3. Be firm about your salary. While you may feel like you’ll make yourself seem greedy if you ask for more money, a bit of polite negotiation proves that you know your worth.
  4. Ask your own questions. Most interviews end with the interviewer asking the interviewee if he or she has any questions, which is a great opportunity for you to really shine. Ask well thought-out questions about the work atmosphere, goals for the company, or even what a day at the office usually entails.

12 Surprising Job Interview Tips [Forbes]
Interview Tips [Career Center]
6 Interview Tips and Tricks for 2014 [Business News Daily]

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