Wanna Make Love To The Tea or Drink It? How About both?

You have to stop by this new cute little tea shop just opened in Dupont Circle – The Capital Teas.  It’s a fantastic little joint right north of  Q Street & Connecticut Avenue.  They carry a very good selection of loose-leaf teas and accessories like tea sets, tea pots, car cups, and French presses.

We were passing by their store and saw several people in there trying out their teas like the wine tasting experience. They had about 3 pots brewed for you to sample but you can walk around and smell each individual tea as well.  The intensity of the flavors and smells is unbelievable and it will be hard to decide since they all smell very good.  The blends tend to be a basic tea base with additional flavors like dried fruits and spices rather than just an exotic tea.  Most are a black tea base but they have a lot of white and green tea as well. Read more of this post

Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, DC [Images]

In case you haven’t had a chance to visit to the Washington National Mall to check out our latest memorial yet, here are some awesome photos and great review of  the MLK Memorial opened last week:

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How To Increase Your Score On awesomize.me?

It’s all about content, content, and content on your pages. Not any content! They have to be valuable enough that provides other users enough incentive to awesomize you, your company, products, and services.

The scores on your awesomize.me pages will also help you with your SEO effort. The more content and videos you add to your personal, company, and solution pages, the more they will be found by major search engines indexing them including google, Yahoo, etc.: Read more of this post

Tips To Land The Dream Social Media Jobs

It’s no brainer social media is here to stay for good. Literally, over 90% of the businesses know that so as their PR agencies. Given a large number of  them in the Washington, DC area including the top three – Qorvis, Ogilvy, and ketchum who are aggressively looking to hire social media people from sales to service,  here are a few tips that will help you avoid shooting yourself in the foot during the interview:

– First thing first – Make sure you know enough about the company and their clients.

– Second – Make sure there is no spelling and grammar errors in your resume. There is always one. You are applying for a social media job. The employers are very picky on that compare to other type of jobs. You will be representing them on all the social media channels with your writing.

That being said, make sure you have a social media presence at least on these social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and the portal to all these channels, awesomize.me.

– Keep all your channels clean. They’ll read your Twitter account, your LinkedIn page, They will certainly check your rating on awesomize.me. So, make sure you got your trusted peers to awesomize you on both professional and social level on that site. Read more of this post

Job Openings around Washington, D.C. – Dec 2, 2010

Director, Systems and Networking – This HireStrategy client in Washington, D.C. is searching for a Director, Systems and Networking to join their team. The ideal candidate will oversee the day-to-day and long-term management of the business networks and systems, including all publicly available web sites, and editorial publishing systems; Plan and manage budgets for hardware and IT needs, including server upgrades for all internal business and publicly available systems; Work with developers and database engineers to plan system and network configurations; Work with other IT directors to plan hardware and software deployments; Work with upper management to determine network and hardware capital and expense budgets. A Bachelor’s degree at least 7 years UNIX Systems administration and Cisco Networking experience, including management and or team leadership. Experience in publishing or advocacy industries preferred is required for this position. If interested, please submit resumes to ctynan@hirestrategy.com or click here to apply. Read more of this post

Job Openings around Washington, D.C. – Dec 1, 2010

Regional Sales Manager – The Regional Sales Manager will be responsible for business development and selling activities for our secure, IP+Legacy Virtual Private Network (VPN) security solutions. Must work with carriers and enterprises that rely on Encore’s innovative VPN routers for wireless, satellite, and terrestrial networks that support both legacy and IP devices. Must have knowledge of industrially hardened (rugged) routers designed for SCADA and other mission critical network applications found in harsh environments. The winning candidate will possess skills in prospecting and opening new accounts as well as protecting an installed base of customers. The individual must have a demonstrated knowledge of managing a large territory; including demand generation, partner development, forecasting, quota attainment and sales presentations. For success, the candidate must possess a strong business and technical knowledge with complimentary skills to understand the customer’s business drivers and align to the Encore solutions. Must have 10+ years of successful sales experience in telecommunications or technology sales. Send resume to jobs@encorenetworks.com. Read more of this post

Job Openings around Washington, D.C. – Nov 23, 2010


Investment Banking Analyst/Associates – We are a growing boutique investment banking firm in the Washington-metro area seeking an investment banking analyst/associate to join our team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting all phases of the merger and acquisition process for middle market companies including financial modeling and analysis, presentations, preparation and due diligence support. Candidates will have one to five years of relevant work experience in the areas of investment banking, merger and acquisition related consulting, transaction advisory support services, leveraged finance, private equity or accounting. This position provides extensive exposure to high profile senior level executives of leading middle market companies. Applicants should exhibit polished verbal and written communication skills and are expected to possess a strong knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel. Training and support for career development is provided. Please email resumes and cover letters to info@bluestonecapitalpartners.comRead more of this post

Job Openings around Washington, D.C. – Nov 22, 2010


Business Development Account Executive – NBC Washington is looking for an experienced and dedicated Digital Account Executive! This is a unique opportunity to sell web, mobile, out of home and digital video in the local marketplace but also have the ability to sell nationally. If you have the drive and commitment to work in the high-paced Sales atmosphere, in one of the most dynamic and high growth media opportunities in the Washington metropolitan area we want to here from you. Full job description is here.  Send resume to meghan.walko@nbcuni.com Read more of this post

One Night with Fanny Brice in Rosslyn

Those of you into oldies – particularly  into Fanny Brice, Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre presents “One Night with Fanny Brice.” Tomorrow night.

Those of you have no clue who she was, Fanny Brice was a famous actress, singer, and comedienne in the 1920s an 30s. Read more of this post

Job Openings around Washington, D.C. – Nov 18, 2010


ASP.NET – This HireStrategy client in Chantilly is conducting a search for a SR ASP.NET to join their team. This is primarily an ASP.NET UI development position, but the candidate may occasionally be called upon to work in other parts of the system. The successful candidate will need to be motivated, have good communication skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of the development team to meet deadlines in a timely fashion. Requirements include 7-10 years asp.net, javascript, Ajax, CSS, OO SQL server 05. If interested, please send resumes to mparrish@hirestrategy.com or click here to apply. Read more of this post