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Chapter 1: Quick and Essential Tips for Tomorrow’s Interview

Michael Farr JIST Publishing ePub

The interview is the most important 60 minutes of any job search. A great deal is at stake, yet research indicates that most people are not well-prepared for the interview process. This lack of preparation can be good news for you, because reading this book can help you substantially improve your interviewing skills, thereby giving you an advantage over the majority of job seekers. We have seen many employers hire people who present themselves well in an interview instead of others with superior credentials.

This chapter is based on substantial research into how employers decide on hiring one person over another. Although the interview itself is an incredibly complex interaction, we have found that there are simple things you can do that make a big difference in getting a job offer. This chapter presents some of the tricks we have learned over the years.

Before we get into the specifics of how to succeed in interviews, it might help you to read about some of the different forms your interview might take. There are a bundle of different interviewing formats that employers use to ferret out information, but you’d go into retirement preparing to deal with every one of them. Because of this, our focus will be on discussing the most common interview formats you’re likely to be exposed to.

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Chapter : 7. “Phantasia subitanea”: Temporal Caprice in Brahms’s op. 116, nos. 1 and 7

Platt, Heather ePub

Frank Samarotto

Brahms’s Capriccio in D Minor, the first of the op. 116 Fantasies, bursts on us with a volatile mix of tempest and torpor; it just as quickly veers off into music that seems to have drifted in from another intermezzo. The concentrated power of these few moments, reflected in the conspicuous detail of Brahms’s performance markings, forces us to confront a paradox with scarcely the time to take it in (Example 7.1).1 This Presto energico has such explosive force, yet why does it stumble so quickly into metric confusion and harmonic vacillation? Why does such a determined opening settle for such a faltering phrase ending? And why does it seem to forswear its passionate premise to be lost in a protracted tangent?

Not to mention the obvious curiosity of its premise: this music has a serious, driven, almost dramatic character that seems to belie the lightness or triviality implied by the title “Capriccio.” To be sure, few prior composers could have been as aware as Brahms of the history behind such a venerable genre. Still—and especially given his own set of variations—the most proximate linkage with Brahms’s caprices might appear to be the celebrated set of twenty-four Caprices, op. 1, by Paganini (drawn directly from Locatelli, about which more below). Here, however, in the two capriccios that stand as the first and last numbers of op. 116, I would argue that Brahms is bypassing this sense of capriccio in order to reconstitute an earlier incarnation of the genre. His first look back was in his Klavierstücke, op. 76, where he used the title “Capriccio” four times but seemingly in only a general sense to evoke Baroque keyboard texture—in effect, rewriting preludes in the style of Bach. These capriccios scarcely touch on fugal technique, which is precisely what the capriccio genre originally entailed. Mendelssohn had already revived the fugal capriccio (even as he also wrote these in the new lighter style), but Brahms never linked the term capriccio with fugue—and just what his linkage was is hard to divine.2

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Appendix 1. Von Huene Family Tree

Geoffrey Burgess Indiana University Press ePub
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CHAPTER 15: Do You Have What It Takes?

Kristin Cardinale JIST Publishing ePub

Before you dive in and try out this new career lifestyle, let’s take a moment to determine if the Patchwork model is really the right choice for you. After all, being a Patchworker means owning your own business and running the show, which is new territory you are wading into if you are currently part of the 9-to-5 world. There are many important considerations to weigh; let’s take a look at some of them.

A mindset is “a fixed state of mind.”1 In other words, it is a way of thinking to which you are fully committed. The Patchworker mindset is that of a mindful entrepreneur, committed to operating a successful business within the parameters of Lifestyle Design.

Your mindset will determine the limits of your success as a Patchworker; therefore, carefully consider the following characteristics (keeping in mind that you should possess most but not necessarily all of them):

In today’s modern world, selling often means marketing yourself online via e-mail and social media sites such as Twitter. Because my business approach seeks work mostly from local businesses in my geographic location, I could walk in and talk with decision makers, but I find e-mail to be a practical, effective medium for making my pitches. Each business is different, so test out the waters and see what works best for you.

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Lesson 20 - Some Minor Scale Licks to Learn

Music, SHER Sher Music ePub

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