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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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