Beyond the Resume: Why Your Emotional Intelligence Might be the Key to Getting the Offer

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the face-to-face interview stage. (Only 2% of applicants make it that far!) You’re clearly qualified. But, the offer will go to the person best able to demonstrate their emotional intelligence. 

Even though you are being asked about your experience and skills, the underlying question of the decision maker is, “do I want to work with this person every day?”

  • The foundation of emotional intelligence is self-awareness. Pay close attention and ask thoughtful questions.
  • Try to make everyone feel at ease by assessing the mood of the room.
  • Avoid pretentious language; speak as though you are having a conversation with a valued colleague.
  • Steer clear of overt self-promotion. Think "comfortably confident."\

Job Seekers’ Edge can help you define and present your Emotional Intelligence. Schedule a free 15 minute consultation by contacting us today.


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