Before you can tell them that you got a C- in geography, your children will see you as a perfect human knowledge-dispensing machine. And they will ask you a lot of questions.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Job interviews are nerve-wracking enough as it is, then the hiring manager hits you with something like, "Tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult coworker." What exactly do they want from you and how should you answer? A survey from the folks at LinkedIn might be able to help.
Your role at the doctor's office isn't over when you describe your problem. You have to understand what your provider is telling you -- and that goes double if you're signing a form to say you understand the risks of a procedure or of being involved in a study.
Job interviews can be tricky, especially when you get hit with the dreaded "tell me about yourself" portion. There are a few things you should always include in your response, but it's also a good time to cleverly work in things that point to your strengths.
If you're hit with a Killer Interview Question as part of a job interview, the temptation is to clam up in order to stop making an idiot of yourself. What may be more productive in terms of securing a new job is to keep talking out loud.