Why One Word Answers are Bad News at Job Interviews

Written by Roger Clark

It takes a lot of time and effort to get invited to a job interview. Don't blow your chances by being misunderstood byrepparttar interviewer. Not many people are aware that giving one word answers to questions, substantially increases your chances of conveyingrepparttar 141817 wrong impression.

Active Listening Skill Tips for Interviews

During a job interview, a potential employer asks, “Can you take on more than one project at a time?” If you respond, “Yes,” you may want to rethink that answer. According to Dynamic Listening: Interview Skills, a computer based training module from Mindleaders in Columbus, Ohio, you should avoid one-word or one-sentence answers.

Be specific. And speak money-language. Here’s a preferred answer torepparttar 141818 question above, “In general, depending uponrepparttar 141819 type and length of projects, I believe in efficiently handling more than one project at a time. This could save a company as much as 30%.” Let’s check outrepparttar 141820 definition of “active listening skills” and learn more to help with your next interview…

Active Listening Skills

Just as everyday “speaking” is notrepparttar 141821 same as public speaking; “listening” is notrepparttar 141822 same as active listening. Active listening means two things: analysis and response torepparttar 141823 message being communicated.

An active listener maintains eye contact and good posture with a slight lean towardsrepparttar 141824 speaker. Duringrepparttar 141825 interview,repparttar 141826 listener nods, smiles and takes notes. Be ware, however, that a daydreamer or pseudolistener, can adopt these behaviors. So a listener’s physical response does not necessarily mean good listening skills are at work.

Leadership Coaching at Gettysburg

Written by CMOE Development Team

The battle at Gettysburg is one ofrepparttar most notable events in U.S. History. It is a battle where more lives were taken than in any other battle in North America. In this small farming community in 1863, George Meade’s Union Army comprising of 90,000 troops met Robert Lee’s Confederate Army of 75,000. We can read volumes of literature and accounts of heroes, leaders, front-line soldiers and others directly and indirectly impacted byrepparttar 141783 event. Certainly there are incredible leadership coaching and other lessons fromrepparttar 141784 lives of these men and women andrepparttar 141785 strategic events which becamerepparttar 141786 critical turning point inrepparttar 141787 Civil War.

Onrepparttar 141788 morning ofrepparttar 141789 first day ofrepparttar 141790 three day battle, Colonel Joshua L. Chamberlain was faced with a coaching and influence opportunity. Asrepparttar 141791 sun was coming overrepparttar 141792 horizon, Joshua L. Chamberlain stood before a group of tired soldiers fromrepparttar 141793 Second Maine Brigade. At that point, these men had been participating in heavy battle for weeks and were seeking mutiny. However, due torepparttar 141794 number of casualties prior to Gettysburg, their service at this time was desperately needed. Chamberlain explained that he had been instructed to “order” these men to joinrepparttar 141795 brigade or they would be shot. Yet, he calmly informedrepparttar 141796 troops that he did not plan to follow this instruction. He recognized their suffering, and then explainedrepparttar 141797 necessity of their military service andrepparttar 141798 role they could play. Chamberlain eloquently proceeded to instill a renewed purpose in these men, helping them to remember why they were involved and had originally enlisted. He referred to their fellow soldiers who maderepparttar 141799 ultimate sacrifice. He sought their commitment to move forward with conviction. “If we lose you, we loserepparttar 141800 war, if you join us, I will be grateful.” To conclude, he proposed a powerful idea: “Join us,” and if so,repparttar 141801 situation (the mutiny) would not be revisited. If they chose not to join, he would seek fair treatment in their behalf. “We are moving out” he concluded, and gave them an opportunity to ponder and determine where their commitment would lie.

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