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Posted March 10, 2014 by

Do You Have an Image Problem on Your Entry Level Job? 3 Tips to Fix It

If you would like to improve your image on your entry level job, consider three tips to fix it in the following post.

During the first semester of my junior year, I was working on a complex and drawn out group project with three of my classmates, with written portions that had to be completed every day by each group member. At the project’s end, all of these written materials had to be compiled together into one

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Posted February 07, 2014 by

Show a Little LOVE in Your Next Job Interview?

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

February is the month of love—a time to express our affection for those in our inner circle. But it’s also an opportunity to share a little love with those in our outer circle. And that includes people we meet on the street, in a store, in a job interview.

That doesn’t mean we hug and kiss and gush over strangers but it does mean we can show care, interest, and warmth as human beings.

Many job seekers enter the interview office with a solemn expression on their faces and a stiff posture. Even their handshake is without emotion. They jingle the coins in their pocket, click their tongue, stare at the wall or the floor, or blurt out an inappropriate answer to a question. (more…)

Posted September 26, 2013 by

7 Ways to Become a People Person

Vicky Oliver

Vicky Oliver

In the words of a legendary fairy tale, maybe you’re Grumpy, maybe you’re Bashful, or maybe you’re just not all that Happy.

No big deal, because you’re terrifically Talented, and everyone knows it, right?

Not in the real world, no. When it comes to getting promoted, you’re more likely to be chosen if your boss counts “people person” among your many assets. In fact, a recent study that followed 20,000 recent hires found that nearly half of them (46 percent) failed within 18 months–and it wasn’t because they lacked skills. Eighty-nine percent of the time it was for attitudinal reasons: inability to be coachable and get along with others.

Contrary to what many believe, anyone can become a people person–that is, anyone can acquire the behavioral skills others find attractive and compelling. You may not feel at ease schmoozing with others and endearing yourself to them–but they won’t know that. Here are seven skills that will make you seem friendlier, more approachable, and come across as a more appealing employee to bosses and prospective employers. With some attention and a lot of practice, you might just become a people magnet! (more…)