Why One Word Answers are Bad News at Job Interviews

Written by Roger Clark

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Nonverbal communication, more than justrepparttar nod or smile, is important. Gestures, appearance, timing, voice responses, facial expressions, spatial distance – all affect howrepparttar 141817 speaker (or interview) interpretsrepparttar 141818 listener. So a person preparing for a job or work project interview should considerrepparttar 141819 cultural climate and norms of society ofrepparttar 141820 interviewer. In short, perceived active listening based on nonverbal signals can vary from culture to culture.

Especially in this age of such great cultural diversity, be courteous of others regardless of cultural, sexual or societal backgrounds. If you are a woman and get to a door before a man, open it. If your interviewer doesn’t speak English very well and looks puzzled at your words, go back and explain yourself again in different words and re-establish a good communication exchange.

Note: a major part of active listening is paraphrasing. It’s notrepparttar 141821 same as summarizing. A summary is a shortened version ofrepparttar 141822 original message, focusing onrepparttar 141823 main point. To paraphrase means to re-staterepparttar 141824 message in your own words.

Active listeners take notes by paraphrasing or restating whatrepparttar 141825 speaker said in their own words, and summarizing main points. A good listener is notrepparttar 141826 same thing as a silent listener. Good listeners ask questions, even something like, “Is this an accurate paraphrase of you have said?” to letrepparttar 141827 speaker know that you understandrepparttar 141828 message being communicated.

Roger Clark is senior editor at Top Career Resumes who provide free information to job seekers on all aspects of finding a new job and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.

Leadership Coaching at Gettysburg

Written by CMOE Development Team

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Shortly thereafter, asrepparttar brigade proceeded to Gettysburg Chamberlain wondered ifrepparttar 141783 men would follow his leadership. As it turned out, one hundred and fourteen soldiers (who had originally planned to mutiny) followed this instrumental leader into battle. All but six men were awakened and maderepparttar 141784 commitment. The rest went on to make history inrepparttar 141785 crucial defense of “Little Round Top” at Gettysburg.

Effective leadership coaching and influence is not a fad. It is a proven technique that has stoodrepparttar 141786 test of time. Although terminology and external environments may change,repparttar 141787 concept isrepparttar 141788 same, people are a valuable resource and they can be influenced. Looking back at Chamberlain’s experience, six men did not makerepparttar 141789 commitment, and in some situations leadership coaching may not always work perfectly. However, as we face modern crucial battles and attempt to build strong organizations, makingrepparttar 141790 effort to coach is always worthrepparttar 141791 investment. There are many other instances in history where great leaders utilized some kind of coaching or influence. As leaders today, we face similar challenges that require commitment and sacrifice that only comes from a solid partnership with people. It is as true today as it was back then that “A leader can only achieve excellence through relationships with others.”

If you would like to learn more about leadership coaching and what thousands of managers have learned around the world over the past 25 years, please contact one of our Regional Managers. They can be reached at (801)569-3444 or visit our website.

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