What You Say and How You Say It

I have heard a saying that everything is better when it’s dipped in chocolate. I’m not sure that something like chocolate covered tacos would make it on any restaurant menus, but I wouldn’t be surprised if someone’s tried tacos presented in chocolate at some point in time.

In our job transitions, it may help to consider both WHAT we are saying about ourselves as well as HOW we are saying it. If we’re applying for a position and have a chance to speak with someone on the phone (when the phone rings!), are we conducting ourselves intelligently and with enthusiasm?

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Because the job search process can sometimes be full of worry or stress, it’s easy for us to fall into negativity. It’s easy to feel like the job search isn’t going anywhere. It’s a trap! (one that we often create for ourselves)

Although we may have mastered all the important details about our career and experience, and we know what we want to say in our networking and interviews, are we absolutely certain we know HOW to say it? Do we seem desperate? Negative?

Companies want to hire the right people, and this includes people who are qualified and can bring good “EQ” — which is a measure of emotional intelligence. When you answer interview questions, are you simply providing facts, or are you also projecting maturity, an unbeatable mindset, confidence in our abilities, ability to deal with stress or setbacks, ready and willing to tackle tasks and responsibilities?

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