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‘Soft Skills’ can set YOU apart

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] As Sarah Sipek of “CareerBuilder” writes in the Courier-Post, technical or hard skills are essential qualifications for a job, but “soft skills” focus on how you interact with others. For details visit careerbuilder.com. Here are the headings: Communication Ability to handle criticism Attention to detail Positive attitude Time management [To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com]   […]

Turn social situations into networking

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] From CareerBuilder.com comes this advice thanks to Deanna Hartley (Courier-Post Feb. 12, 2017) Start with these tips to turn any social situation into a networking opportinuty: Proactively seek out opportunities Look for opportunities while traveling Mingle at conferences Find ways to add value to others When you meet a stranger, strive to engage in authentic […]

AP Stylebook Updates: Singular ‘They’ Now Acceptable

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] This blog comes from one of my all-time favorites, Grammar Girl: Although the new print edition won’t be out until May 31, 2017, the Associated Press sent out an email update announcing that these changes are effective immediately. By  Mignon Fogarty,  Grammar Girl March 24, 2017 Every year, editors announce big stylebook changes […]

Do You Have What It Takes To Be a Public Relations Professional?

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com]   A couple of years back, one of my Wilmington University students interviewed me for her Mass Communication course. Krista Fowler has launched her personal website to showcase her portfolio as she perpares to enter the “real world.” Here is the link to her inaugural blog:   http://www.kfowlermarketing.com/blog or:   http://kmfowler.weebly.com/blog/do-you-have-what-it-takes-to-be-a-public-relations-professional (you […]

Amazon Marketing — and Litwin is included.

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] Amazon has stepped up its marketing and has invited me to participate. Check out all of M. Larry Litwin’s books. The reviews are terrific. Thank you everyone. Visit: amazon.com/author/larrylitwin.com [To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] [ real viagra pharmacy prescription | cheapest online viagra | real cialis online | buy generic cialis expressdelivery | cialis brand […]

From a frustrated (former) broadcast journalist

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] Two questions I have because I’ve yet to hear a journalist (on- or off-the-record) ask Sean Spicer or anyone in the White House:   1. If Congress investigates POTUS charge that President Obama tapped his phones, would Mr. Trump, when asked (under oath) reveal his source(s) or will he plead the Fifth? […]

A guide to weird words your teen uses

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] This from USA Today. Well worth a read. “The times they are a changin” and society had better catch up — at least those of us who teach teens and millennials. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2017/03/03/guide-all-those-weird-words-your-teen-uses/98688930/ [To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com]     [ cheapest viagra | cialis and levitra | find viagra online | prescription cialis | viagra […]

Cover Letters — are they less important?

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] According to USA Today, only 26 percent of recruiters consider cover letters important. I respectfully disagree. Continue using pithy and effectivecover letters or cover emails. To help you please visit my website under Student Resources…  http://www.larrylitwin.com/documents/70_ResumePackage.pdf (copy and paste) [To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com]   [ generic ogden viagra | online viagra gel to buy […]

3 tricks for improving your body language in the office

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] Your mother was right: Slouching makes you look bad. By Vanessa Van Edwards, Monster contributor (The Philadelphia Inquirer — Feb. 12, 2017) Up to 93% of our communication is nonverbal. This means that our body language, facial expressions and other nonverbal behavior is even more important than our verbal content. Yet most people don’t […]

CHECKLIST: Improve you credit score

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] Consumer Reports suggests the following to improve credit scores in the long run. Sign up for automatic bill payment. A late bill can make your credit score drop by as much as 100 points. Watch the timing of your spending, especially if you plan to apply for a loan. The lower the […]