Category Archives: interview prep

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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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 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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Can You Answer Job Interview Questions About Mistakes, Weaknesses, Flaws, Failure?

Now on YouTube: Before & After Answers to Commonly-Asked Job Interview Questions. This week’s question is about mistakes, weaknesses, flaws, failure: Tell me about a time you made a mistake and how you handled it.  All these questions about mistakes, weaknesses, flaws, … Continue reading

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Can You Answer This Job Interview Question in Spanish?

Now on YouTube: Before & After Answers to Commonly-Asked Job Interview Questions. In this one, the interviewer switches to Spanish because your resume says that you speak Spanish: I see on your resume that you speak Spanish–cuénteme más de eso.  … Continue reading

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

Now on YouTube: Before & After Answers to Commonly-Asked Job Interview Questions. The first one is a tough one: Tell me about yourself.  OR: What makes you unique? It’s a trick question because it’s really about them. You have to … Continue reading

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How Can Studying a Language Help You Get the Job You Want When You Graduate?

Today’s one-hour presentation at Dominican University, “How Can Studying a Language Help You Get the Job You Want When You Graduate?” will set the stage for the student workshop I’ll conduct there in the fall. Topics in today’s handout: Why … Continue reading

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Read Between the Lines and Connect the Dots for Employers. They Won’t Do It For You

The average job candidate writing a cover letter says: “I’ll tell all about me. They can read between the lines to see I’m the perfect fit.”  The candidate who gets an interview says: “My resume & cover letter shows explicitly … Continue reading

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Don’t Overlook Your Strengths: If You Are Bicultural, Use It To Land a Job!

Yesterday I traveled to Milwaukee to lead a workshop for Spanish students at Mount Mary University: “Interviews & Networking: How Do You Highlight Your Spanish Degree?“ As in any workshop, we talked about the importance of showing…illustrating…proving that you have … Continue reading

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