Monthly Archives: June 2014

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Are You a Good Public Speaker? Become One Now!

Good public speakers are like entrepreneurs: they’re made, not born.  The best public speakers seem to be able to spontaneously stand up, speak eloquently, and charm any audience. Their secret? It’s not spontaneous; it’s planned and practiced—so much so that … Continue reading

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Before and After Answer to Job Interview Question: “Tell Me About Yourself”

This is the final post in the series on “before” and “after” answer to commonly-asked interview questions.  Many thanks to the three interviewees for their participation! This week’s question: Tell Me About Yourself. This question catches people off guard because … Continue reading

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Spend Six Seconds on Your Resume

Why six seconds? Because that’s how much time a recruiter or hiring manager is likely to spend looking at your resume (it could be up to ten seconds).   You have to put yourself on the other side of your resume–if … Continue reading

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Graduation Is the Theme of June Newsletters from darcylear.com

Over the past month, a lot of proud parents have posed for pictures like this with their young graduates (the photo is my mom with her parents in 1951).   “Graduation” is the theme around which the June newsletters from … Continue reading

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“Why Should We Hire You?” Before and After Answers to this Job Interview Question

This week, the interview question was, “Why should we hire you?”  It’s a commonly-asked job interview question, but one that takes people by surprise.   In this spontaneous answer, the interviewee names specific experiences that qualify her for the job. Good! But … Continue reading

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Want to Get Ahead in Your Career? Be Like These People Who Are Multilingual / Multidialectal

Over and over, employers say they want certain skills in their new hires: good written and verbal communication, organization, problem-solving, decision-making, and  people who understand and can demonstrate culturally appropriate behavior in a variety of situations. Employers want to know … Continue reading

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