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7 Hand Gestures That Make People Listen [Infographic]

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As Human Beings, we communicate with far more than just our voice. When a person speaks, the listener also picks up on visual cues that often contain as much meaning as the words spoken. Sometimes these cues are unconscious.

But true communicators control their body language and hand gestures to maximize the impact of their words…   

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5 Tips for Sending the Perfect Job Application Email

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Email is a critical aspect of almost every job application. It allows you to effectively communicate with your potential employer and portray yourself as a suitable candidate.

However, what if you don’t follow proper etiquette while sending your job application email? When that happens, you might ruining your chances of getting the job…   

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Word Choice: How to Avoid Saying the Wrong Thing in Job Interviews

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Have you ever been the unwitting victim to the word “moist”? Or had the displeasure of sitting through cringe-worthy phrases such as “firstly,” “funner,” or the always dreaded “irregardless”?

If so, you know the impact a poor word choice can have on the average listener, especially an employer.   

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Meaningful Conversations: Social Interactions that Matter [Infographic]

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When we think about networking, we often think about social media or those staged networking events that can be so uncomfortable.

But a large part of networking really comes down to having meaningful conversations, one person at a time…   

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Passive Voice: How to Avoid this Costly Resume Choice

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It’s time to take a trip on the “way back when” time machine. Today, we’re going back to that day in junior high where Ms. Periwinkle preached on about the dangers of writing in the passive voice.

Don’t worry… your resume, cover letter, and job prospects will thank you for taking the trip.   

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Don’t Hit Send Yet: Email Etiquette Rules We All Must Follow

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Writing emails may seem straightforward: type out your message, enter the address, and hit send. But there’s more to it. Much more.

Writing effective emails is a skill developed through experience, and there are email etiquette rules you have to learn.   

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