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"Employers will look for you to demonstrate listening skills during job interviews.
"In her winning speech, [Ramona] Smith used a body-language technique she learned from a previous speaking champion: keeping her palms facing out toward the audience.
"Make no mistake: Rejection is incredibly painful.
"The language is such a familiar part of job applications that for many of us, it almost goes unnoticed: 'Company X is an equal opportunity employer.
"Practicing "active listening" is a good way to improve your listening skills.
"But for us little guys — the companies who hire dozens instead of hundreds; the start ups looking to change the world with team members who are equal parts talented and passionate; the tribes where each new person immediately sends ripples through the culture — we read every cover letter, and make our interview decisions based on them.
"Want to make sure everyone knows the critical role your team or group plays?
"If nothing else, avoid the urge to respond in anger or haste.
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"As entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders, self-awareness is essential to your success.
"As soon as something goes wrong in our lives, we as humans tend to fall into negative thinking patterns.
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"In today's high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another.
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"Diversity is among the most critical issues and opportunities we face today.
"There's a difference between being liked and being respected.
"Jesse Rieser's memories of growing up in Springfield, Missouri in the 1990s unfold against a familiar retail backdrop: storming the aisles of Toys R Us with his brother; meeting friends at the mall to flirt with girls and play videogames; hunting new bands in the CD racks of Best Buy," writes Laura Mellonee in a piece at Wired.
"The Zeigarnik effect can do something stunning when we scatter our attention and let our mind wander.
"I’ve read a lot of cover letters throughout my career.