Psychology Today defines emotional intelligence as “is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.” The term was introduced in 1995 by psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman. The idea has led us to believe that this ability to….
An interview is not just an opportunity to review a candidate’s work experience. That’s what the resume is for, right? Meeting a candidate in person allows you to get to know their personality and disposition. It is also a great chance to test the applicant’s soft skills, such as teamwork and empathy. But, there’s not a straight forward way to determine a candidate’s soft skills. Asking, “what soft skills do you hold?” may result in a look of confusion. So, you must be creative.
Can you make a great impression on your interviewer, without having met him/her? Scott Sonenshein, author of “Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less- and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined,” says his research shows that yes, you can win a job before you have even met your interviewer. Sonenshein cites and eight month study as his source, stating that “creating the right impression before an interview can shape the content of the interview, and the outcome.” According to the study