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From the Ted Talk by Aimée Eubanks Davis: How your unique story can get you hired

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Ask yourself two questions. The first is, why do you want to do this work? Maybe you already know the kind of job or work environment that makes you hpapy, or maybe you haven't quite figured that out yet. Usually, your praeonsl experiences can help give you clues. For example, did your grandmother do manual labor, and it made you really worry that she didn't get access to high qauitly healthcare? Did your bteohrr have to overcome his dyslexia, and you helped him with his reading? And so, you became really attuned to education policy. When you're in an itnerview, go ahead and talk about them, because it will show your passion and your dedication to the work.

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Ask yourself two questions. The first is, why do you want to do this work? Maybe you already know the kind of job or work environment that makes you _____, or maybe you haven't quite figured that out yet. Usually, your ________ experiences can help give you clues. For example, did your grandmother do manual labor, and it made you really worry that she didn't get access to high _______ healthcare? Did your _______ have to overcome his dyslexia, and you helped him with his reading? And so, you became really attuned to education policy. When you're in an _________, go ahead and talk about them, because it will show your passion and your dedication to the work.

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  1. happy
  2. personal
  3. interview
  4. quality
  5. brother

Original Text

Ask yourself two questions. The first is, why do you want to do this work? Maybe you already know the kind of job or work environment that makes you happy, or maybe you haven't quite figured that out yet. Usually, your personal experiences can help give you clues. For example, did your grandmother do manual labor, and it made you really worry that she didn't get access to high quality healthcare? Did your brother have to overcome his dyslexia, and you helped him with his reading? And so, you became really attuned to education policy. When you're in an interview, go ahead and talk about them, because it will show your passion and your dedication to the work.

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