How to Convey Competence and Confidence During a Job Interview

How to Convey Competence and Confidence During a Job Interview

Job interviewing is the most dreaded part of finding a new job. You feel at the mercy of an orchestrated process which is all about intense scrutiny and judgment (of you!). But it can be different with an empowering mindset. Recognize that interviewing is a balanced exchange of information for mutual consideration. In this post, I share a step-by-step guide to interviewing that takes you from thoughtful preparation through poised execution while projecting a command and confidence that can’t be denied. 

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Your Body Language Isn't Good at Keeping Secrets

Your Body Language Isn't Good at Keeping Secrets

Less than 10 percent of our communication is verbal. We share much more than we realize with our body language. How we communicate with our body through facial expressions or gestures can reveal our innermost feelings (whether we want to share or not). It can also establish our reputation while deepening our social bonds. By examining and fine-tuning our body language in four main categories, we can grow in confidence in our overall communication skills. Plus feel more ease and relatability in our in-person exchanges.

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Planning Your Personal Brand for a New Job

Planning Your Personal Brand for a New Job

When you start a new job, you’re given a unique opportunity to set a reputation for yourself before anyone one else can define it. To do this, it requires deliberately planning your personal brand and creating an action plan for your behavior. If done properly, one can settle into a new assignment projecting a persona that he or she solely cultivates and controls. Such efforts will then pay professional dividends for years to come.

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5 Ways to Give Your Friends Exactly What They Need

5 Ways to Give Your Friends Exactly What They Need

The book The Five Love Languages written by Gary Chapman isn’t just a resource for our romantic relationships. Love languages or Appreciation Languages have a place in friendship too when we demonstrate our appreciation and affection for our friends. Through understanding our dominant language and decoding the languages of our friends, we can adapt our communication style to more quickly get on the same page. Then everyone gets the message that they are loved and appreciated in the ways they best understand.

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What it Means to Be an Introvert Living in an Extrovert World

What it Means to Be an Introvert Living in an Extrovert World

We live in a world where self-promotion is not only encouraged but oftentimes expected. Especially in the workplace. But for Introverts who account for almost half the population, this runs counter to their very essence. It’s insightful to examine the real cultural bias for the extrovert ideal and to acknowledge the real risks of letting the most talkative ones make all the decisions. While the world probably won’t change anytime soon, introverts can devise strategies to play in this world but not be a part of it. And all while remaining true to themselves.

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Get to the Point — How to Be an Articulate Communicator

Get to the Point — How to Be an Articulate Communicator

We live in a world of one-word responses and emojis to communicate our thoughts. It’s convenient. It’s cute. But it won’t cut it when you need to articulate complex ideas. Through some thoughtful preparation and practice of these 6 easy-to-implement tactics, your communication style can evolve to present yourself credibly and confidently regardless of the setting.

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