Category Archives: Networking

March Career Coaching Newsletter from darcylear.com

This month’s career coaching newsletter is about chunking big projects into smaller tasks, then into to-do lists. The next big challenge–the biggest challenge psychologically–is getting started. Not just with the big project, but each and every day with the to-do list. … 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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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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#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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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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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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Networking Is Not Asking for a Favor!

I stumbled onto this cringe-worthy scene again last week: Younger person and older person sitting across from each other in Starbucks. Younger one looks simultaneously bored and obsequious—fake enthusiastic smile plastered her face, lots of nodding, and agreeing and saying, … 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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Happy New Year! Will I see you in 2015?

My campus visit schedule for 2015 currently includes workshops and one-on-one resume & interview prep sessions in the following locations: Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN February 10th Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI February 19th St. Olaf College and Carleton College, Northfield, MN … Continue reading

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Improve Your (and Your Students’) Professional Presence–Use Good Body Language

Forbes recently posted about Body Language Mistakes That Can Cost You the Job.  These are great tips to avoid creating awkward situations in professional contexts. Most of us won’t be surprised by any of them. Something most of us probably … Continue reading

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