Monthly Archives: March 2014

When Is It Good To Use a “Trivial” Example in an Interview? More Often Than You Might Think!

One common topic at workshops I lead is: answers to commonly-asked interview questions.  For example: “Tell me about a time you failed at something.” “What’s your greatest weakness?” An example that I often use is: When I was in Spain, … Continue reading

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Are You Bicultural in Football / Fútbol? And What Could That Possibly Have to Do With Your Professional Career?

I have a vivid memory of someone telling my daughter that she just had to check out the Jason Sudekis YouTube video, “An American Coach in London.” This person detailed all the slapstick shenanigans from the video: “two halves!”  “Put … Continue reading

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Looking For Online Job Search Tools? Here’s a list…

As I become aware of job search tools, I post them to my social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  This blog post is a compilation of those online tools.  I will keep adding to the list…   … Continue reading

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On Perfection and Why You Might Need a Career Coach

I love this picture of perfection. The building is abandoned. And the time of day when I took the photo: 6 p.m. But it is still beautiful in spite of its imperfections.   This is how we all are, and … Continue reading

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When the Interview Comes to an End, Are You Ready for an Elegant Close?

When the interviewers cue you that the interview is over, you probably feel such a sense of relief that you just want to get out of there so you can cool off, breathe deeply, and start to analyze what just … Continue reading

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Check Out This “Before” and “After” Resume: A Student Resume Transforms Into a Professional Resume

Here is a pdf of the “before” resume–what we’re calling the “student” resume:  Before_Student_Resume And here is a pdf of the “after” resume–what we’re calling the “professional” resume:  After_Professional_Resume Let’s look at two major changes and one minor change. 1-You’ll … Continue reading

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Can I Major in a Language and Have a Career in Business?

During the February workshop for language students at The College of New Jersey, a student asked the following question: “I’m majoring in Spanish & minoring in French. I won’t have a degree in business, but I want a career in … Continue reading

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