Your Resume Needs a Tune-up

Does your resume need a tune-up?

Mine did; have you hear about new systems designed to look for keywords in your resume to figure out whether or not to toss or to keep! Scary, right? I did not know about the ATS’ being used by companies these days until I took a course that is designed to help those that either just graduated, or are looking for new opportunities for work.

What is ATS you may ask? Well, that can be answered in the course I will be sharing with you guys! I am honestly glad Allison, the founder of the course, reached out to me; because of her course I am getting emails back for jobs I have applied for!

I can’t share everything with you, it is mostly an experience you need to try for yourself, however, I can tell you about my experience and a little about the person behind it!

The course navigation was easy peasy! I didn’t run into any problematic areas, and the workbook sheets she provides via in course and google drive is pretty sweet. They were easily editable and I felt like they really contributed to my new found knowledge of job searching as a whole.

I used to be someone who would freak out about sending a resume because what if “it was too much”, “too little”, “too irrelevant”. This course definitely helped me through a process of erasing those thoughts out of my brain. I feel that I now have a resume that I can actually be proud of and have no worries sending to companies I am interested in!

Some information about the founder:

Allison Margaux created this course that has been accessed across the globe that is designed to help those that not only just graduated but also those who are on the search for new opportunities in the workforce.

More about Allison:

  • Recovering non-profit turned corporate professional. 
  • Worked in the start-up world and was a college professor. 
  • Published writer –about foreign affairs. 
  • Has 4 degrees. 
  • Lived in 5 countries.
  • Lived in 5 different states in the US. 
  • When not working as a career coach, you can find her on her mat practicing hot yoga and hiking.

Why she created the course…

“I’ve seen how much students and young professionals struggle when it comes to getting a job. After putting so much time and effort into their education, many still don’t have the skills to effectively tackle their job search. And, then they put all this effort into applying to jobs and can’t figure out why they aren’t getting interviews and offers. Honestly, it just made me really sad… I wanted to create a course that was relatable and helpful to make sure they have all the tools to go after their dream jobs. It was really important to me that the course covered the entire job life cycle. While students can purchase individual lessons too, the main course has the benefit of going through the entire process… It starts with figuring out what they want and are qualified for, and goes all the way through negotiating salary.”

More about the course according to the founder:

1) The full course is designed to get someone all the way through the job search process, from figuring out what they want and are qualified for all the way to closing the deal and negotiating salary. 

2) The full course includes two times a month live office hours, so you get to ask questions.

3) For anyone just looking for a mini download of helpful information, there are 5 smaller courses available: Negotiating Salary, Resume Writing, Cover Letter Writing, Networking & LinkedIn, and Interviewing. 

4) The full course has an add on of having Allison personally review their resume after the course and then go over it with them during a 30-minute Skype session

5) Anyone can benefit from the course, but it’s especially great for college students and recent graduates.


The snippet above is only a portion of my newly found resume! Seriously though, take my advice and take the course; it has helped me land quite a bit of interviews and definitely boosted my confidence!

Please go visit: http://millennialli.com/ for more!

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Places You Should Visit In Downtown Versailles, Ky

There is so much you can do in Versailles, Ky! Downtown is the place to go whether you are passing through, visiting, or even living there. Or if you just want to take a day trip and enjoy what this area has to offer! I will be mentioning something you won’t want to miss so read until the end!

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I had the chance to visit Versailles, Ky for the first time since 2015/ second time ever. And they have cleaned up very nicely downtown! I was super stoked to go with fellow Ky bloggers to downtown Versailles to see all the shops that gave us a little freebie here and there! There were so many amazing places, even some that unfortunately won’t be mentioned, however, the one’s I will mention are great places locally owned by great people!

I would like to first mention this wonderful cafe that is dedicating to serving anyone. Yes, anyone such as those with money, no money, and not so much money. I am so proud to live in a state where serving others and giving back to our communities are a priority. It made my heart just melt when I found out what Spark Community Cafe was doing inside those doors!

About Spark Community Cafe:

This cafe isn’t your ordinary cafe, it is a cafe where anyone can enjoy great food with dignity. They claim this as a “Pay what you can” environment meaning if you have the money, then you could pay the suggested amount next to the menu item on the menu. If you have only some money, then you can pay what you have. If you unfortunately don’t have any money then fear not, you can volunteer in exchange for your meal! What an amazing way of giving back, especially to those who can only give so little. That is what truly makes this cafe special and I do recommend volunteering here, you get a free meal when you do! Plus, it is an amazing thing to add to the volunteer part of your resume.

This idea is backed by One World Everybody Eats (OWEE) which is a “non-profit organization that is dedicated to increasing food security and building community through it’s pay-what-you-can non-profit restaurant model.” This organization supports 60 existing and starting cafes! I am actually mesmerized by how this all works and how they actually kept this going, who would have thought this was possible? I am so glad it is though!

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I learned quite a lot about this business and how this cafe works. The atmosphere is so welcoming and the message this cafe sends is so inspiring!</

I had the chance of trying out their cheese cake and it almost blew my wig off (I don’t really wear a wig, FYI.) It had the creamiest texture and at the bottom had an amazing gram cracker crust that was super delicious! The added strawberry on top was the icing on the cake! I give their cheese cake 5/5 stars!

For more information on Spark Community Cafe, please visit their website: http://www.sparkcommunitycafeky.org and you can also follow them on Instagram @sparkcommunitycafe .

One of the next spotz we visited was Spotz Gelato (see what I did there)!

About Spotz Gelato:

It is so beautiful and creative on the inside that I felt like I stepped into a little girl’s dream – there was so much pink! And polka dots, but pink was definitely the dominant colour! Spotz Gelato may or may not be on Uber Eats or Door Dash, however, they offer catering! Their catering service offers a $500 minimum which covers full service with four flavours of your choice! Yes – four flavours of YOUR choice! For up to 100 guests for up to one hour within a 60 mile round trip from Georgetown, Ky! There are additional offers as well, but that one is a huge hit with the locals. They cater weddings, birthdays, family parties, and also corporate events. They are also a part of Kentucky Proud.

I had the chance to try their strawberry gelato which did not disappoint! It was kind of like a mix between an iced slushy and frozen yogurt in my opinion. It didn’t have the exact consistency of your average ice cream, but it is still yummy!

Learn more by checking out their website: http://www.spotzgelato.com You can follow them on Instagram as well @spotzgelato .

We then headed across from Spotz Gelato over to Mrs. Rogers Popcorn & Sweet Shoppe where not only were the goodies sweet but the workers and owners as well!

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More about Mrs. Rogers Popcorn & Sweet Shoppe:

This shoppe gave us each a complimentary bag of popcorn. The popcorn was super sweet and to my surprise has bits of white chocolate on the popcorn pieces! I didn’t see them, but tasted them and it was delicious! I highly recommend this place for all your sweet tooth needs!

You can contact this shoppe via phone number: 859-457-771 and can find them on IG @MrsRogersPopcornandSweetShoppe .

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Next place I’d like to share with you is the Rolling Oven; a mobile pizzeria that can fulfill your pizza and beer needs with a variety of each to choose from!

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More about the Rolling Oven:

I had never been to this place prior, but it was a fun experience since we came on “watermelon day”. I tried their watermelon beer and it actually wasn’t that bad considering I took more than one sip and I can’t take the taste of beer. It was a sweeter blend then most I have tasted but for me I had to ask for another drink. I asked the bar tender what he would recommend that was also the sweetest ting there and he came back with a Grand Mimosa. That alcoholic drink I could actually stand and I did get to thoroughly enjoy.

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With it being watermelon day at the Rolling Oven, there was a watermelon challenge that you could participate in to win a free pizza/gift card.

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And the winner was… a tough one because anyone can see that it could have been called a tie. (I am pretty sure I won though *wink, wink* I’m on the far right.) But the winner was a fellow Ky blogger on Instagram as @Fod_for_thought, Brandon! It was actually pretty dope she won and the photographer (@musemarketinglex) caught her hand gestures, priceless! It was a fun challenge and I do plan on taking part in it again.

Last but Not Least… The Amsden:

The Amsden is a cute little cafe that is attached to a cute little store that sells local Ky made items! I had the pleasure of trying their Lavender Sparkler drink that was like a club soda. I loved the fizz, however, the garden taste was unexpected! I do think everyone should try it though! They also serve some pretty great coffee!

You can find out more about the Amsden cafe at their Instagram, @theamsden .

Final Thoughts

Downtown Versailles has much more to offer and I hope someday soon I can visit the rest of the stores and such this community has to offer. Big thank you to Marie Pullen at Back-road Bluegrass Blog (IG: @bluegrassblog) for inviting me to tag along and for coordinating this event! Also a special thanks to all the shoppes mentioned in this blog, I truly enjoyed the whole experience!

New Skincare Products You Will Need in Your Cabinets for 2019

Photo captured by Mary Adams, Edited by Me

You may be wondering why I am smiling a little more these days, well I can tell you right now that it is because of my tooth paste (shout-out to Crest 3D whitening tooth paste)! But not only because of that but also I have been using two of my most favourite skin care products! Raluca Skincare definitely hooked me up, well us up because by the end of this blog you will have the chance to receive a 20% off discount on Raluca’s website with my code they gave me to share with my followers! YASSS TO SAVING MONEY! Am I right?

Raluca Skincare is a skincare line that is all natural, based in Canada! What do they have to offer? Great variety of face masks, face serums, soaps, body butters, bath salts (DO NOT INGEST), lip balms and body scrubs! There is so much to choose between, and from! The ingredients are always natural, GMO AND CRUELTY FREE!

They have two different face serums you can try! Such as the Everlasting (anti-aging) Face Serum, as well as the Revitalizing (antioxidant) Face Serum, which I have actually tried! I can testify that the Revitalizing face serum is my go-to in my collection that is chilling in my bathroom. I usually skip the serums but this one has me using it religiously! It is so soothing, and though it feels oily at first, it sure leaves my skin soft and healthy, not to mention, glowing! My Fiance wanted me to add that he thinks it makes your skin feel as soft as a baby’s butt (help me).

There are three face masks on the site as of right now! They’re all powder and again, all natural! You can choose between these three: Fruits & Clay, Charcoal & Clay, and Matcha & Clay! I tried the Charcoal & Clay because for one it is a detox mask which is my favourite for face masks, and for two, I am allergic to bananas, and its extracts (stupid latex food allergy) which is always in my experience, in charcoal face masks! Every charcoal face mask I have tried in the past has broke me out, burned my face off, and/or reddened my face for a couple of hours. But this one does the trick! No banana extract, so it is safe for me and those of you who may share this allergy with me! After I tried this mask for the first time, there was no going back! I will keep coming back to Raluca for more; I will try the others soon.

Does your boyfriend/fiance/husband have stinky feet like mine does? Then opt for Raluca’s foot butter which can be found in the ‘for the body’ section under body butters! Instead of smelling disgusting worked out feet, you could be smelling double the mint! I would also recommend the Sweet Orange body butter why you are there.

With so many options to choose, there is something for someone in the family, or you can just treat yourself like I do sometimes (all the time)…

My photo, Raluca’s Products

Since you have stuck around for the whole blog…

I know, you want that awesome discount! But you must first subscribe to my blog! Once subscribed, you will get an email from me with the 20% off code! Happy subscribing, happy shopping!

If you are already subscribed, CONGRATS! You should check your email. Don’t forget to visit Raluca Skincare’s website, https://www.ralucaskincare.com/