First impressions count

Because you won’t get a second chance over beers: Employers should not base hiring decisions solely on the job interview, Everett Community College business dean Pat Sisneros writes.

That’s right — and employers should also consider another vital question: Do I want to have a beer with this person? Works great when selecting presidents!

Channel-surfing the vast cultural wasteland: On a show called “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” homeowners compete to see who can put together the most impressive display of festive holiday lights.

The Buzz eagerly awaits the sequel series, set a month later, in which the same contestants go to any extreme as they struggle to come up with $2,800 to pay the December electric bill.

Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1620, pilgrims from the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at what’s now Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The pilgrims gave themselves a dope slap upon learning from native Americans that they were nearly a month late for Thanksgiving.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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