If you are extremely qualified, have terrific application materials, a targeted resume and you’re interviewing for jobs, but always coming up with a silver medal, it’s possible that you’re bumping up against an elusive category: likability.
Landing a job requires a lot more than just the right degree, experience or series of technical skills. “Soft” skills, otherwise known as emotional intelligence, may make a difference between an employee who can do the job and one who does it well.
Senator Ted Kennedy’s life and how he is remembered after his death hold a few lessons for job seekers.
The April 7 issue of BusinessWeek reminds job seekersÃ‚Â that “soft skills”Ã‚Â Ã‚Â are important and valued in the workplace.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (Note:Ã‚Â my search for a link to this storyÃ‚Â reveals that an expanded version appeared online.) Business schools, including MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Emory, the University of Virginia and Babson College are offering management communications classes to teach “soft skills,” […]
Did you know that 60% of employees consider gossip their number one pet peeve at work?Ã‚Â This, according to a Randstad USA survey reported in Newsweek’s March 10th issue, Loose Lips Sink Shifts, by Anna Kuchment.Ã‚Â Kuchment’s article reports that, at one small Chicago firm, the problem was so big that theyÃ‚Â attacked the issue of […]