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NEW Downloadable E-Book: The Whole Person Job Search

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This E-Book spells out the Whole Person Job Search™, the dramatically different job-search approach we designed and teach at Human Workplace.

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Liz Ryan's curator insight, September 8, 2013 2:38 PM

This new E-Book spells out the Whole Person Job Search in detail, from Human-Voiced Resumes (TM) and Pain Letters(TM) to avoiding the Black Hole to reach hiring managers directly. Check it out! 

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Liz Ryan is so dynamic and cogent on her LinkedIn posts, can't wait to read this!

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Adopting the Free Agent Outlook on Work Leads to Greater Career Success ... - PR Web (press release)

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Adopting the Free Agent Outlook on Work Leads to Greater Career Success ...
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By adopting a proactive, entrepreneurial approach to work, people are better prepared for job insecurity and lifelong career change.
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5 Tips for Personal Branding for University Students » Career ...

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Branding is a term associated with marketing. Few university students realise that they have to engage in marketing their skills when they.
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Germany's vaunted dual-education system is its latest export hit - The Economist

Germany's vaunted dual-education system is its latest export hit
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Germany recently signed memoranda with Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain to help set up vocational-education systems.
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Career Focus | 3 Point Exercise to Fire up Your Success — The People Equation - by Jennifer V. Miller

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Reviewing your work experience, achievements and aspirations is a powerful tool to help you regain career focus and move to the next level.
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What are the three most important characteristics that you look for in ...

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Can you describe the best prepared job applicant who you met during your career? It is hard to pick a specific individual… When recruiting for junior researchers, the most important factor I look for is for whether the candidate ...
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Is Caution Killing Your Career? 5 Risks You Can...

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Are you too cautious? The fear barometer on our collective psyche has dialled up in recent weeks. (RT @davidhain: Is Caution Killing Your Career?
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How Random Acts Of Kindness Can Change Your Life And Career | Business 2 Community

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I’m talking about the act of “Paying it Forward”. Acts of kindness and giving really do make you feel happier and in control.
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What's in an accent? - Language Insight

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It's time for language learners to give up trying to nail the perfect accent. Instead, it's intelligibility that counts.

To truly speak a language fluently, do you need to have the accent too? It’s certainly something that even experiencedinterpreters can struggle with, particularly as there are so many dialects and regional accents for every language.

 

Anne Merritt, an English as a foreign language lecturer based in South Korea, writes in the Telegraph that the key to speaking a second language well lies in pronunciation, rather than accent. In fact, she says that battling to perfect an accent “sets you up for failure”.

She explains that it is notoriously difficult to learn an accent different from your own and speak it flawlessly. As any actor who has attempted a regional accent knows, it will almost always be criticised by the people who grew up speaking with that accent. Just ask Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway, who attempted a Yorkshire accent in the 2011 movie One Day. The Telegraph’s Robbie Collin said at the time that it was “impossible to tell” how good Hathaway’s performance in the film was, as every line of dialogue she speaks in it is “masked by one of the most honkingly rubbish Yorkshire accents you’ve ever heard”.

It’s what you say, not how you say it

Luckily, Ms Merritt says being able to speak another language complete with the authentic accent is not essential, and instead people should focus on pronouncing the words in the correct way. She gives five tips for this:

1) Listen and repeat

2) Learn the language’s stress patterns

3) Use a mirror to watch how your mouth moves

4) Practice words in sentences, as context can alter the pronunciation

5) Record your practice sessions and listen back to identify areas for improvement

Her advice for getting to grips with speaking a language fluently includes listening to songs and watching movies recorded in that language in order to mimic the way people speak. She also suggests listening to podcasts, as they can be played at a slower speed in order to hear in detail how a particular sound is made.

It has long been thought learning to speak in a perfect foreign accent is an impossible goal in adulthood. However, a study by linguistics professor at Canada’s Simon Fraser University Murray J Munro and linguist at the University of Alberta Tracy Derwing revealed it is possible to nail the pronunciation. The key is making the goal communicating clearly with people, rather than speaking with an authentic accent.

Time reports that the linguists suggested replacing the “nativeness principle” – the idea of mimicking an accent perfectly – with the “intelligibility principle”, where it’s how understood you are that guides your learning. The authors pointed out that with the correct pronunciation it is possible to understand people speaking a foreign language, even if their native accent is heavy.


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4 Must-Have Documents For Your Executive Job Search | CAREEREALISM

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If you’re an executive planning a career change, it might surprise you to learn you’ll be judged by more than just your resume during a job search.

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How To Have Self Confidence - Tony Robbins - Stop Kidding Yourself.flv

http://mysubconsciousmind.org/how-to-have-self-confidence-the-spiritual-way/ Do you frequently feel uncomfortable inside social environments? Do you want to ...
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Advice For Making A Career Change

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If you wake up in the morning dreading going to work every day, feel like your job is sucking the life out of you or feel the work you do is not worth the pay you’re getting, it may be time to cons...
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BBC News - Revision techniques - the good, the ...

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Peter Shanks's insight: So do different techniques work for different individuals? Prof Dunlovsky says "no" - the top techniques work for everyone.
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Giving up your full-time job to run your own business: is it worth it ...

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A while ago I wrestled with this dilemma myself, and finally decided to hand in my notice at work to concentrate on making a success of Career Coaching Ventures. Having gone through this experience, I would like to share ...
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6 Key Marketing Do's and Don'ts For Your Startup - Forbes

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6 Key Marketing Do's and Don'ts For Your Startup
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Marketing is everything these days.
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Government 'should bring back polytechnics' says think tank - Telegraph

Government 'should bring back polytechnics' says think tank - Telegraph | LIK | Scoop.it
The Government should bring back polytechnics and give universities a £1,000 bounty for awarding places to poorer students, a new report argues. (Practical vocational learning should be valued as much as academic ability.
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Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Higher Education

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I do not mean to suggest that everything, or much of anything, is rosy for colleges and universities at the moment, nor do I mean to suggest that every graduate or potential student should consider higher education a great value. But people who are concerned about the future of higher education, whatever they think that future may bring, should be able to agree that our reflections on it need to be founded in careful interpretations of the data we have.


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Change Your Career, Not Your Sleep Habits

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Unlike most night owls, who prefer to go to bed late, delayed sleep sufferers are hard-wired to do so—in fact, they’re responding to a physiological need.

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What do you want to do with your life? by Scott Young

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What do you want to do with your life? It’s a question almost everyone asks themselves. It’s also a question I don’t believe you should bother asking in the first place. “I don’t know what I want t...
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Facebook Releases Resource Guide For Nonprofits In Four New Languages - AllFacebook

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Facebook Releases Resource Guide For Nonprofits In Four New Languages
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The social network announced Wednesday that the guide is now available in four additional languages.
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More teens flocking to Twitter as enthusiasm for Facebook wanes

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter is getting the youth vote.
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More teens flocking to Twitter as enthusiasm for Facebook wanes

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What's in an accent? - Language Insight

What's in an accent? - Language Insight | LIK | Scoop.it
It's time for language learners to give up trying to nail the perfect accent. Instead, it's intelligibility that counts.

To truly speak a language fluently, do you need to have the accent too? It’s certainly something that even experiencedinterpreters can struggle with, particularly as there are so many dialects and regional accents for every language.

 

Anne Merritt, an English as a foreign language lecturer based in South Korea, writes in the Telegraph that the key to speaking a second language well lies in pronunciation, rather than accent. In fact, she says that battling to perfect an accent “sets you up for failure”.

She explains that it is notoriously difficult to learn an accent different from your own and speak it flawlessly. As any actor who has attempted a regional accent knows, it will almost always be criticised by the people who grew up speaking with that accent. Just ask Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway, who attempted a Yorkshire accent in the 2011 movie One Day. The Telegraph’s Robbie Collin said at the time that it was “impossible to tell” how good Hathaway’s performance in the film was, as every line of dialogue she speaks in it is “masked by one of the most honkingly rubbish Yorkshire accents you’ve ever heard”.

It’s what you say, not how you say it

Luckily, Ms Merritt says being able to speak another language complete with the authentic accent is not essential, and instead people should focus on pronouncing the words in the correct way. She gives five tips for this:

1) Listen and repeat

2) Learn the language’s stress patterns

3) Use a mirror to watch how your mouth moves

4) Practice words in sentences, as context can alter the pronunciation

5) Record your practice sessions and listen back to identify areas for improvement

Her advice for getting to grips with speaking a language fluently includes listening to songs and watching movies recorded in that language in order to mimic the way people speak. She also suggests listening to podcasts, as they can be played at a slower speed in order to hear in detail how a particular sound is made.

It has long been thought learning to speak in a perfect foreign accent is an impossible goal in adulthood. However, a study by linguistics professor at Canada’s Simon Fraser University Murray J Munro and linguist at the University of Alberta Tracy Derwing revealed it is possible to nail the pronunciation. The key is making the goal communicating clearly with people, rather than speaking with an authentic accent.

Time reports that the linguists suggested replacing the “nativeness principle” – the idea of mimicking an accent perfectly – with the “intelligibility principle”, where it’s how understood you are that guides your learning. The authors pointed out that with the correct pronunciation it is possible to understand people speaking a foreign language, even if their native accent is heavy.


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Should League Tables Be Abolished? - Huffington Post UK

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Should League Tables Be Abolished? Huffington Post UK "Vocational qualifications have economic value for both the individual gaining them and society at large, and within school, vocational education has been associated with increased engagement...
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Six Ways to Stop Worrying and Find Work You Love

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Quitting work that leaves you unfulfilled requires a lot of courage. Here are six things you can do to get yourself ready to take the plunge.
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