Job Interviews in 2020: Focus on the Struggle NOT the Glory

You're getting ready for a big job interview and you're nervous. You've put on your best suit and gone over your background, ready to impress the interviewers with all of your accomplishments. What if I told you that your focus is completely wrong? YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS DON'T MATTER AND HERE'S WHY A study from the City University of London's Cass Business school suggests we're approaching impression management incorrectly. People everywhere are making the same mistake: focusing the interview on their achievements and success. You like to talk about your accomplishments because…

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How To Be a More Effective Communicator

With a little practice, you can be a more effective communicator. More so than famous people, athletes and politicians. Here's how. I've been a fan of Marc Maron's WTF podcast quite awhile and was surprised former President Barack Obama had decided to visit Marc's garage in LA and give an interview. Then I listened to it. And I got annoyed. (And for anyone who thinks I'm going down Politics Road, sorry to disappoint.) President Obama is known for giving moving and commanding speeches. However, delivering a prepared speech (read from…

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