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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How I Made New Friends in a New City

How I Made New Friends in a New City

In the United States approximately 11% of the population moves every year. While the move may be exciting, it can also be daunting. Especially when you think about finding new friends. In this article, I share the story of how I created a new personal and professional network from scratch when I moved to a new city and entered a new industry. I share my 7 suggestions for those who may have to do the same thing or for anyone looking to expand their existing network.

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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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20 Ways to Have Better Conversations

20 Ways to Have Better Conversations

We communicate all day long but unfortunately many of us are poor communicators. Leaving a trail of misunderstandings, one-sided exchanges, or boring dialogue. Being a good communicator isn’t just a nice to have but an essential skill to succeed in the workplace and to flourish in social relationships. Check out these 20 communication tips that will make every conversation more comfortable and memorable...for everybody.  

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New Grads Need These Social Skills to be Successful in the Workplace

New Grads Need These Social Skills to be Successful in the Workplace

Every year following college graduation, thousands of graduates begin their new careers in the workplace. Unfortunately, the excitement and anticipation are quickly met with unexpected culture shock. One of the biggest missteps happens when new grads start their jobs without considering their workplace reputations. This has a lot to do with incongruent social skills and underdeveloped soft skills. Contained within are 8 suggestions for new grads to better align their social skills for the workplace and to optimize the start of their careers.

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How to Use Storytelling to Make Meaningful Connections

How to Use Storytelling to Make Meaningful Connections

Let me tell you a story! Most times when we hear these words our ears perk up. Storytelling is a unique way of vicariously living through others’ adventures. It allows us to inject more emotion, empathy, and authenticity into our social exchanges because stories usually originate from universal human experiences. Using the outline of a narrative arc, anyone can weave creative storytelling into their communication style to accelerate social bonding in a most interesting way.

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