The Smart New Way to Get Hired: Use Emotional Intelligence and Land the Right Job

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Technical know-how might get you in the door, but emotional intelligence is often the key to being hired. By developing your emotional intelligence with the techniques in this book, you can become a standout candidate and get the job.

Maximize your Emotional Intelligence and Score the job Offer

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Overview

Technical know-how might get you in the door, but emotional intelligence is often the key to being hired. By developing your emotional intelligence with the techniques in this book, you can become a standout candidate and get the job.

Maximize your Emotional Intelligence and Score the job Offer

This eye-opening guide provides practical exercises, examples, and advice to help you

Communicate confidently with company insiders and hiring managers

Maintain motivation and optimism to combat job search stress

Influence employers by empathizing with their needs

Size up the job market and negotiate the best pay

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593576646
  • Publisher: JIST Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Understanding Emotional Intelligence and Discovering Your EQ 1

Chapter 1 Emotional Intelligence: Understand Your Job Search Advantage 3

What Is Emotional Intelligence? 3

Why Is Emotional Intelligence Important? 5

What Is Your EQ? 17

Chapter Reflections 21

Chapter 2 EQ Building Blocks: Connect Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors 23

Understanding the Biological Basis of Emotional Intelligence 23

Linking Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviorsi 26

Reflecting on Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors with Self-Talk 29

Challenging Destructive Thoughts 34

Shaping Thoughts With Creative Visualization 40

Changing Behavior First 42

Monitoring and Managing Your Emotions 42

Chapter Reflections 45

Part II Applying Emotional Intelligence Skills for Job Search Success 47

Chapter 3 Self-Awareness: Know Who You Are for a True Job Search Edge 49

The Cornerstone of Job Search Success: Emotion Identification 49

Accurate Self-Assessment: Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses for the Job Search 59

Self-Confidence: Shining a Positive Light to Attract Employers 69

Role Models with High Self-Awareness 73

Chapter Reflections 74

Chapter 4 Self-Management: Find Focus and Maintain Motivation 75

Emotional Self-Control 77

Adaptability 80

Combining Emotional Self-Control and Adaptability for an Effective Job Search 83

Stress Management 87

Motivation 89

Combining Stress Management, Motivation, and Optimism for a Powerful Job Search 94

Role Models with High Self-Management 99

Chapter Reflections 100

Chapter 5 Social Awareness: Empathize with Employers and Make the Most of Opportunities 101

The Feedback Loop 102

The EmpathyEdge 103

Reality Testing: Sizing Up the Job Market 109

Social Responsibility 114

Role Models with High Social Awareness 118

Chapter Reflections 119

Chapter 6 Social Skills: Communicate and Collaborate to Succeed in the Job Search 121

Trust: the Foundation of a Successful Career 122

Clear and Assertive Communication: A Must in the Job Market 125

Cooperation, Collaboration, and Teamwork: The Keys to Maintaining Relationships 130

Conflict Management and Negotiation: Helpful Skills for the Job Offer and Beyond 136

Influence: Using It in Networking, Interviewing, and Leading 144

Role Models with High Social Skills 148

Chapter Reflections 149

Part III Developing Your Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Your Career Goals 151

Chapter 7 EQ Answers to Interview Questions: Impress Employers and Get the Job 153

Purpose of the Interview 154

EQ Techniques for the Interview 155

Quality Answers to Typical Questions 157

EQ Responses to Behavior-Based Questions 167

Chapter Reflections 173

Chapter 8 Job Search Obstacles: Overcome Them with EQ 175

Understanding the EQ Process of Overcoming Obstacles 175

Conquering Common Job Search Obstacles with EQ Skills 176

Using a Coaching Mode l87

Chapter Reflections 190

Chapter 9 EQand Your New Job: Use It or Lose It 191

Self-Awareness and Career Success 192

Self-Management and Career Success 195

Social Awareness and Career Success 199

Social Skills and Career Success 204

Chapter Reflections 214

References 215

Index 219

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