Monthly Archives: January 2016

Need Career Prep for Humanities Students on Your Campus? Now Scheduling 2016 Workshops

In the winter & spring months, I will make several campus visits to conduct student and faculty workshops designed to prepare students for the college to career transition. For students, the focus is always the college to career transition–how to … Continue reading

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Get Ready To Answer This Job Interview Question: Why Should We Hire You?

Most candidates hear this commonly-asked job interview question–why should we hire you?–with an emphasis on you. Employers, however, want your answer to place an emphasis on them. In this before & after video, you see the single most common pitfall … Continue reading

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Are You Contemplating a Mid-Career Change?

Most of my mid-career clients have a good career, good writing skills, a decent resume that just has to be updated, and are confident about their ability to write cover letters. But they feel overwhelmed by THE JOB SEARCH after … Continue reading

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To Help Students Develop Soft Skills They’ll Need in the Workplace, Please Don’t Do This…

“Double-spaced Times New Roman 12 point font with 1.25″ margins” Over and over surveys of employers tell us that the skills they most want in new hires who are recent grads are “soft skills” or “executive function” skills. These are … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Answer Job Interview Questions in Spanish?

There are two important generalizations on the subject of answering job interview questions in Spanish: 1- If you say that you speak Spanish on your resume, cover letter, or other part of a job application, be ready to answer questions in Spanish … Continue reading

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Make Professional Development and Career Prep Part of Your Language Courses–Every Day!

This year I have been posting daily professional development and career prep tips using the hashtags #CareerPrepLangs (English) and #CareerPrepSpan (Spanish). In an earlier post, I mentioned that I combine 4-5 of these tips into a single 5-10 minute lesson … Continue reading

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Before and After Answers to Commonly-Asked Job Interview Questions on YouTube

The darcylear.com YouTube channel is going strong with nearly 10,000 views.  Some of the most popular content is the before and after answers to commonly-asked job interview questions. I ask unsuspecting “candidates” (gracious volunteer students) common job interview questions without … Continue reading

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