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How Long Should a Sentence Be?

42 Daily Writing Tips by Mark Nichol  /  2d  //  keep unread  //  hide  //  preview A few years ago, I wrote a post titled “How Long Should a Paragraph Be?” which argued that various pronouncements that dictate paragraph length (expounded for the benefit of beginning writers, who presumably are aided by the introduction of a circumscribed formula for success in composition) should be …

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What are the Communication Skills Most in Demand?

Good communication skills: a must in today’s job market In my previous blog post, How can Soft skills help your personal branding?,  I listed the top 10 soft skills employers favored.  Interestingly, the top 3 soft skills are: 1) a strong work ethic, 2) dependability, and 3) a positive attitude.  Effective communication skills appears 8th on …

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Do British Business People Speak Like This?

A question for my colleagues working in the UK: Do British business people speak like this?   David Paul, president of  the Association “Language Teaching Professionals,”  sent me a link to an amusing list of 30 expressions that the average British person uses. I’ve selected 15 of the more interesting expressions. I wonder if British …

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Graduate Program Interview: 5 Successful Strategies for Grad Schemes

As you know, applying for a technology or business-related graduate program is a huge feat. You are probably a member of Wikijobs, you’ve already attended seminars and events, and have short-listed your companies. If you’ve submitted a series of applications, some will have responded with an invitation to psychometric testing. When you pass those tests, …

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