Most of us know the general rules of interviewing.
Bring an extra copy of your resume.
Arrive on time.
Don’t bring a drink or a friend. Definitely, don’t say anything negative about your former employer.
Other elements are a bit unclear, and even educated, experienced individuals find themselves screwing up now and again. Here are some big no-nos you should avoid before your upcoming interview, so you can land your dream job.
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Life is about priorities. It doesn’t matter how busy your day is. You still manage to brush your teeth, go to work, and eat something. You may not spend a full three minutes brushing your teeth. You may not have the best work week or eat the healthiest meals, but you make sure to squeeze in those three things.
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Your company’s greatest asset is its people. They push your product, solve complex problems, and keep your business running. Ideally, you want great employees who stick around to grow your company and help you take it to the next level. But that kind of thing doesn’t happen magically, even with the most talented people. Rather, employers must actively invest in their employees.
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Are you terrible at public speaking? Good news: You don’t have to be.
Public speaking is a skill. Contrary to popular belief, a bad public speaker can improve. While it may take some practice in front of a bathroom mirror, anyone can learn how to give a great presentation that captivates their audience.
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Writing a professional email in English can be difficult, even for native speakers. Why? There are casual ways we use the English language that are big no-nos when crafting this kind of correspondence. But it’s not as difficult as it sounds. We’ve got you covered with 5 quick tips for writing a polished and professional email. Continue reading “5 Easy Tips for Writing a Professional Email in English”
Whether you are a first-year college student or on the verge of retirement, there is never a bad time to learn to speak English fluently. While children can develop perfect accents quickly, they are outperformed by adults in every other aspect of second language acquisition. Children’s brains have more plasticity, which allows them to acquire and organize new acoustic information easily. During the first months after birth, a child is receptive to every sound in human speech and until puberty, children are in a “critical period” where attempts to acquire new language skills are ultimately more successful. Continue reading “It’s Never Too Late to Learn To Speak English Fluently”
One of the most difficult aspects of learning English is mastering proper English pronunciation. It takes time and practice (and practice and some more practice after that). To get you started, we’ve compiled a few easy tips that will help you on your pronunciation journey.
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Discovering new English idioms and expressions can be a lot of fun. It can also be frustrating, especially when you hear them for the first time in a setting where you want to make the best impression.
Most idioms and expressions you’ll come across in office environments are throwaway lines that are not industry specific. In other words, knowing them has nothing to do with how well you do your job. But because they come up so often in conversation, in meetings, and in emails, it’ll be important for your language learning to know when and how to use them.
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You want to learn English quickly but have no time? Cooking, like language, is an essential part of our daily lives. Since preparing meals is something most of us have to do quite frequently, why not combine your English practice and cooking to turn a necessary chore into an interactive experience and wind up with tasty meals AND smoother English!
“How exactly do I do that?” you may ask.
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English practice can easily be integrated into your daily life. Here’s your new rule of thumb: If you really want to read or listen to something like the news or your favorite novel, do it in English. The more you want to access information, the more incentive there is to pick up a dictionary, translate a word, and commit it to memory.
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