Do you have a job interview soon? Here's how to use your emotional intelligence to your advantage.
Having a job interview is not always easy. If you are going to have a job interview soon, congratulations! We know that a job interview could be very stressful for a person: preparing your answers and explain everything you know... Don't worry! Here we'll tell you how to activate your emotional intelligence and be ready for your next interview!
"Emotional intelligence is the 'something' in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results," says EQ guru Dr. Travis Bradberry.
Try to think of your next interview as a way of connecting with people, especially with your interviewers. For example, you can show your enthusiasm for the company policies or things you like about them. Try to say things like:
- "I was blown away to see that there's an org-wide green policy. It must feel great to work for a socially conscious institution."
- "Campus is electric when the students are changing classes. It must be inspiring to have that energy around you."
- "I've always admired this beautiful building. It must be cool to work in such a beautiful space."
Last but not least: try to think of the job interview as part of a great experience that could have great results for you. But if you don't get the job, you'll still learn something about it. Instead of thinking: "I just have to get through this and make these important points," try thinking: "I'm having a conversation about an exciting opportunity that could be a fit for me."