Dear Experts, I found a company in my town that I would love to work for. I have searched my LinkedIn connections and haven't been able to find anyone who knows someone who works there. Do you have suggestions for reaching out to a stranger? How do I increase the chances he/she will bother to speak to me? I really want to work there! Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#459 Most hi-level people are generous with information interview. Say you love company and would love to learn more and get advice/guidance. Not job! (@juliaerickson) Q#459 How do I reach a stranger? http://bit.ly/ddkFr2 (@ravingredhead) Q#459 Try cold calling HR and asking for an informational interview. You can learn about them and get a foot in the door. (@gradversity) Q#459 Be honest in your intent. Share w/stranger why company impresses you & what you hope to gain by talking. (@jtodonnell) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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Teacher avoids making common teaching mistakes

As an education consultant observing instruction across content areas, grade bands, and schools, I have seen A LOT of instruction, both good and bad. While most teachers teach from a place of caring and compassion, the simple mistakes that I see teachers repeatedly making are undermining the overall impact that they could be having on learning especially when one considers the cumulative effect of poor teaching practices, across multiple teachers, on any one student.

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