Direct and Indirect Questions in English

Many people e-mailed me about how to improve their communication skill. So I thought of introducing new section for them.

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Now lets get back to Direct and Indirect Questions in English.

Direct questions – yes / no questions in English.

1. He likes swimming.
2. He can swim long distances.
3. He is a good swimmer.

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How To Be More Creative With A Magic 3 Letter Word

As someone creative, it’s natural to ask a lot of questions. Curiosity and the desire for knowledge are hallmarks of the active creative mind, and asking the right kinds of questions leads to great inspiration and discovery, and fuels your creativity no end.

Questions can also be very powerful in STOPPING you from being more creative though, if you ask the wrong ones. A closed question or one embedded with doubts or negativity will lead you into a loop of frustration, inactivity and eventually complete creative block.

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How To Speed Read

How to read fast

You acquire skills, which help you to read fast over time as practice reading. The problem is many people fail to see the skills they learn through reading. Reading builds comprehension, vocabulary, and helps a person to define information. With the basic tools in hand, most people merely need to say, “I am going to speed-read today.” Delaying, is only putting off what you can accomplish today.

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Winning Interviews


It will help you to relax if you are fully prepared for the interview. This preparation should include practicalities such as:

- Being clear about where and when the interview is taking place. If you have to call to confirm that you will attending the interview then check the place and time.

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How To Answer Difficult Interview Questions

You should keep in mind that a judgment will be made immediately by your outward appearance. A clean, neat, and professional appearance is a must. Never dress casually. If you are dressed your best, your demeanor will follow suit.

Also, the more applicants there are, the more competition you will have. Below are some tips that will help you ace any interview.

Do your homework

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A Few Things To Think About When You Write Your CV

As soon as you feel you have gathered enough data about the position you are finding out about begin writing the CV with a few of the things to follow in mind.

Are their specific key skills the job advert asks for, ensure that you provide appropriate skills within your CV so that the potential employer can know that you are appropriate to the job.

Ensure that the covering letter is relevant and brief and enables the potential employer you are approaching to see why you would be the applicant for the job. This involves making sure that any data you have gathered about the needs of the position offered are talked about in a positive way for you within the covering note.

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Job Interview Etiquette

Time Keeping: Be on time. Don’t give the interviewer reason to wonder if you have a pattern of tardiness before you even get into the interview room! Being early is the ideal situation for you and the interviewer as you may be required to complete some forms before the actual interview, arriving early gives you the opportunity to take care of this without running into a time crunch.

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Interview Handling Techniques

In a Business Scenario, from the time a person seeks a placement in an organization, till the time he leaves the employers, Interview figures in his career path. An Interview reveals the views, ideas, and attitudes of the Interviewee as well as the skills of the Interviewer. The objective is to gather details and relevant information by talking to the Interviewee and thereafter making an assessment, appraisal or evaluation about suitability of the candidate for the offer or position available with the Interviewer. It is always goal oriented, and is of different types which could be conducted for variety of purposes like Selection, Promotion, Exit, Stress, Grievances, Orientation, Admission, Appraisal etc.

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Goal Setting For Success

If you decide to go on a holiday (which is a goal in itself), you have likely planned where you are going and how you are going to get there, before you start your holiday. Why do we not apply the same ideas to the goals that we set in our own lives?

All of us have had goals from time to time. Whether they be goals to lose weight, or save for your first home, or career goals associated with earning a higher salary.

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Six Simple Ways to More Creativity

Wouldn’t you like to have more ideas to meet your challenges? Make the most of your creative thinking capacity by using these six proven techniques for easy, and effective idea generation:

1. Make sure you understand the challenge first. Take some time and do some research on the situation. You may find that you have a fundamental misunderstanding of what actually is going on. Play with seeing it from a completely different angle, like, how would Abe Lincoln see this? Try flipping the perspective, maybe it’s not a selling problem, but a problem with perception of value.

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