Monthly Archives: April 2014

Are You Ready To Answer This Job Interview Question?

I regularly post “before” and “after” videos of commonly-asked job interview questions to my YouTube channel. For the “before” video, the candidate is asked to answer the question without any preparation whatsoever. Then we workshop the answer as I do … Continue reading

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Do You Know How To Include Keywords in Your Resume and Cover Letter? Here’s an Example

Do you keep hearing how important it is to customize your resume to every job ad?   Have you read that it’s important to include keywords from the job ad in your resume and cover letter?   Not sure what … Continue reading

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Writing Your Medical School Personal Statement? Follow These 3 Steps.

WRITE THE PERFECT MEDICAL SCHOOL PERSONAL STATEMENT 1- Tell a personal anecdote. Describe one experience you had in a medical context that you can connect to your interest in becoming an M.D.  This story has to show that you have the traits … Continue reading

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Poised For Success: Language Students in Transition from Campus to Competitive Job Markets

After a review of problems that plague recent graduates (high debt, high unemployment, demand for skills training merged with the classic broad learning associated with humanities degrees) and higher ed (the inability of departments to adapt and a lack of funding … Continue reading

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Do You Have an “A” Resume? Not Good Enough!

If you’ve been a straight-A student your whole life, then you probably know how to put together an ‘A’ resume pretty quickly.  And you’ll probably highlight that A-level GPA on your resume.  It will look something like this: Straight_A_Resume_Before Only … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Career Prep: Are Campuses and Employers Speaking the Same Language?

With “Preparedness Paradoxes,” Inside Higher Ed tackles the debate over student preparedness for the workforce and who’s to blame when it’s lacking.   It’s another article about the value of humanities degrees… But this article doesn’t just say, “a humanities degree is … Continue reading

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Is Your Resume Too Long? Here’s a Too-Long “Before” Resume and a One-Page “After”

A common resume problem: it’s too long! Here is the “too long” resume–what we’re calling the before resume: Before_Resume_Too_Long. Here is the shortened after resume: After_Resume_One_Page. While it’s true that there’s no longer a hard and fast rule that a … Continue reading

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