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Cambio Coaching
The Cambio Shifter
Vol. 2016, No. 10
THIS ISSUE: Employers want candidates who can write! | The remarkable resume of Leonardo da Vinci | Bad interview advice that people give

Study - 73% of employers want candidates with this skill: Writing

While the modern educational system puts a strong emphasis on the fields of Science, Engineering and Technologies, it’s the English majors who possess the one skill that is making employers take notice.  In this article for Inc, Kaleigh Moore makes the case for working on your communication skills, "Being a good writer is about more than writing clear writing. Clear writing is a sign of clear thinking.”
 
So while aptitude in the STEM fields is important, ultimately employers like to know that you can communicate your ideas effectively to complement other valuable skills like leadership and the ability to work well with others.

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Even a genius has to sell himself… The resume of Leonardo da Vinci

Not unlike the rest of us, Leonardo da Vinci had to sell himself to his employers!  Even with the exceptional talent that would go on to produce the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, in his 30s da Vinci understood that he had to communicate to prospective employers "what Leo can do for you!”
 
In this article for Medium, Marc Cendella talks about the resume as a marketing document, not a historical record of experience, and provides a sample of da Vinci’s own persuasive style of communicating his skills.

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5 pieces of bad interview advice that people love to give

We’ve all heard advice like, “Just be yourself!” and “Get there early!” when we get ready to interview for a new job. In this article by Emmie Martin and Rachel Gillett for Business Insider, they examine the often shared advice from well-meaning friends and discuss what really works and what you can ignore.

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