Monthly Archives: May 2014

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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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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“Before” and “After” Answer to Job Interview Question: “Can You Tell Me About a Time You Told the Truth and It Hurt You?”

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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Humanities Degree and Career Prep Are Not Mutually Exclusive

How can we build a bridge from the humanities degrees we’re giving out on college campuses to the real-world professional jobs most of our students will hold after graduation? William Pannapacker’s article, “No More Digitally Challenged Liberal-Arts Majors: How to Give … Continue reading

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