Memory Palacing

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“How’s the ‘First Dreadful’ coming along?” I asked a beloved career-coaching client.

He squirmed uncomfortably.

The First Dreadful is one of five networking questions I work on with clients who are trying to make a career transition. The Dreadfuls are the questions you are, well, dreading: the basic questions you know you’re going to stumble over as you try to answer them.

The First Dreadful — “So, tell me about yourself” — is an easy, friendly question.

And a minefield… (Read the rest of the story at The Seattle Times.)