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How do you talk about a 7-year gap in employment?

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My Quora answer to: “How can you present (in cover letter/interviews etc) a 7-year gap in employment up to today because you didn’t need to work and now circumstances have changed?“ It starts with confidently owning that 7-year gap and having an interesting story to tell about it. Most people dream of being able to take that much…

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This is Why Looking Others in the Eye Changes Your Life

Woman looking at you from behind wall

Be one of the few who do. You’re at an event and meet someone. You begin talking, and things seem to be going well. But then, her gaze begins to drift. She stops making eye contact with you and starts sweeping the room, apparently looking for someone more important or more interesting, as she halfheartedly…

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Humility is overrated – Has it hurt your career?

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Ah, the delicate balance of confidence and humility.   Leadership Traits You’ll often see traits listed for great leaders that include a lot of “power” behaviors. Being confident, decisive, and taking charge. But, then you’ll see humility listed as well. It varies by culture (and perhaps occupation), but we sure do send mixed messages! Seize the…

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Public Speaking Fear – 3 Surprising Tips to Overcome Yours

Old-time Disastrous Public Speaking on Stage

What techniques do you use to overcome your fear of public speaking and boost your self-confidence before an important meeting, presentation, talk, etc.? For most of my life, I used to fear and hate public speaking. Getting up in front of people to talk? No thanks! But, I actually enjoy it now. No, seriously I…

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