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Group Work as Professional Development and Career Prep

At a recent faculty workshop, one participant commented that she was dissatisfied with her ability to hold students accountable for group work in class. She wondered if there might be a way to improve upon student reporting after group work that … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Answer This Job Interview Question: “Tell Me About Yourself”

“Tell me about yourself.” Are you ready to answer this commonly-asked job interview question? With broad questions like, “tell me about yourself” or “what do you do?” it’s important to have a short, descriptive pitch that will pique interest, start … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Answer Job Interview Questions in Spanish

Your resume says you speak Spanish. Are you ready to speak Spanish in a job interview? The key takeaways from this before and after video are: Practice & prepare. Be ready to speak your best Spanish. Record yourself using your phone’s … Continue reading

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“What Makes You Unique?” Job Interview Questions…and Answers

“What makes you unique?”   This is one of my favorite mock interview questions precisely because every answer is different and you can always: a) open with a really great hook and b) tweak this answer to fit other questions … Continue reading

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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 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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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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#CareerPrepLangs New in 2016 from darcylear.com

To start off 2016, I have set up two new hashtags: #CareerPrepLangs #CareerPrepSpan Each day, I will post one tweet in English and one in Spanish on professional development and career preparation.   These are elements that I integrate into my … Continue reading

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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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