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3 Questions to Ask Employers on Interviews

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An interview is an opportunity for the candidate and employer to evaluate each other and confirm if value matches the role offered. Mentioned in one of my previous writings, this engagement is a reciprocal relationship and should be treated as such. When the candidate forgets this, she becomes susceptible to …

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Cover Letter Philosophy

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You might be thinking: a philosophy about a cover letter? What’s the importance of that? It’s important to understand there’s a philosophy to each document or activity involved in career development. These philosophies deal with the “Why” of them. So while one might know how to write a cover letter …

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The 3 R’s of Effective Internships

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In past centuries, when someone wanted to develop a skill and had the opportunity, he or she would be introduced to a master craftsman. After an evaluation based on criteria including potential for the craft, discipline, overall “the right stuff,” the individual became an apprentice. An apprentice was a direct …

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Professional Development with a Blue Ocean Mindset

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“When everything goes right, go left.” – Unknown  “Watch what everyone does – do the opposite. The majority is always wrong.” – Earl Nightingale There are beliefs out there that we take as complete truth just because people continue to use them like: Opportunity only knocks once. No it doesn’t. …