Monthly Archives: May 2014

Ready for Job Interview Questions and Answers in Spanish?

Whether it’s your foreign language skills, your technological expertise, or your biggest failing, you have to ready for anything and everything in a job interview. I get a lot of inquiries about representing foreign language skills in job search documents … Continue reading

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Summer’s Here! Ready to Get Serious About the Job Search?

Summer is here.  Exams are over, final grades are in, graduates have thrown their mortar boards in the air and celebrated with family and friends.   Now it’s time to get serious about the job search.   From a quick … Continue reading

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Can a Love of Pizza Get You into Med School?

What does this photo of Neapolitan pizza baked in a wood-fired Andiamo 70 Forno Bravo pizza oven have to do with the job search and professional school? A lot, it turns out. This photograph explains two often-problematic aspects of planning your … Continue reading

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Want to Host a Job Search Workshop for Students on Your Campus?

I lead campus workshops for humanities students that walk you through specific training in how to use your own experiences to illustrate vital skills in job search documents such as resumes, cover letters, and personal statements. My workshops also prepare you … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Answer This Job Interview Question: What Makes You Unique?

Watch the spontaneous answer this interviewee gives to the commonly-asked interview question, “What makes you unique?”   Here we see the seed of a great answer: she provides a specific anecdote with potential connections to professional skills employers really want … Continue reading

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Top Three Mistakes in Resumes and Cover Letters

When I read clients’ resumes and cover letters, there are a few trends that emerge. Of course, every one is different and each candidate has a lot of unique experiences and qualifications. But there a few errors that I see over and … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for the Role of Technology in the 21st Century Job Search?

Mid-career clients in transition are often unfamiliar with the newest trends in technology related to the job search.  Over the past 10-15 years, a lot has changed about how we apply for jobs.   Here are two trends to consider before clicking … Continue reading

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Can You Summarize Your Professional Self in 30-90 Seconds?

In this YouTube example, the interviewee was asked this common job interview question: Tell Me About Yourself. Her answer begins with a clear, concise, focused summary of the work she does.  Then she says how she wants to apply it. … Continue reading

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Sign Up for Monthly Newsletters from darcylear.com

Each month, I send out two newsletters: One for those in career transition. Check out May’s career coaching newsletter here. One for humanities faculty whose students plan on careers in the professions.   Check out May’s faculty newsletter here. Please … Continue reading

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Are You In Career Transition? Which “Type” Are You?

In addition to campus workshops for humanities students preparing for their professional lives, I work with private clients. There are three main groups:   young graduates transitioning from college to career, mid-career clients transitioning from job-to-job or career-to-career, and academic … Continue reading

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