Category Archives: Careers for Humanities Majors

Honor These Rules of Good Public Speaking

The skills required for public speaking are the same ones you’ll need for networking and for interviews. The same rules apply no matter how small the task. Honor these rules and you’ll be ready to excel in public speaking in … Continue reading

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Repetition Is Key to Development of Professional Skills: In the October Newsletter from darcylear.com

Faculty interested in integrating career development into already-exisiting language courses and curricula: this newsletter is for you! This month’s theme is repetition. Repetition is key to acquisition of professional skills–and language classrooms can be a great place to practice skills … Continue reading

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Digital Natives: Highlight Your Tech Skills!

Last week, I made my second visit to the campus of Valparaiso University where I worked with seventeen German and  Spanish majors on their college to career transition. Valpo was the first campus to specifically request that I develop a … Continue reading

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Clinical Assistant Professor: Spanish for the Professions

I like to see Spanish for the Professions, languages for specific purposes, heritage speakers and other non-traditional, non-literary tracks gain traction in higher education.  This is what students want!  And it may be the future of higher ed. To that … Continue reading

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Faculty: Integrate Professional Development Into Your Courses by Following These Tips

As we transition from summer to a new academic year, the August newsletter for faculty is out. This month’s topic: integrating professional development into the syllabus and administration of your courses. There are links to employer surveys–what do they want … Continue reading

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An Insider’s Perspective on the “PhD + 1”

Guest blogger Grant Gearhart posts on his own experience with the “PhD + 1” phenomenon as a grad student and job candidate.     The toughest question I faced on the academic job market was “how does your research influence … Continue reading

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Ready to Answer a Job Interview Question about Teamwork?

Now on YouTube: Before & After Answers to Commonly-Asked Job Interview Questions. This week I posted the final video in my 2015 series. I’m sad that it’s coming to an end because I worked with an amazing team of students this … Continue reading

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Ready to Answer a Job Interview Question in Spanish?

Now on YouTube: Before & After Answers to Commonly-Asked Job Interview Questions. This week’s question is about answering interview questions in a foreign language: Your resume says you speak Spanish–cuénteme más de eso. These are hands down the most popular clips … Continue reading

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Can You Help Your Students Develop Much-Needed Hard Skills?

The following is a re-post from my May Faculty Newsletter. The June Career Coaching newsletter will be out next week. To subscribe to either (or both), click the “Sign Up Now” button to the right. In most of my work … Continue reading

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Can You Answer This Job Interview Question: “Tell Me How You Handled a Difficult Situation”

Now on YouTube: Before & After Answers to Commonly-Asked Job Interview Questions. This week’s question is about handling difficult situations: Tell me how you handled a difficult situation.  If you aren’t expecting this questions, you will probably make one of two … Continue reading

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