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The Smart New Way to Get Hired

Book Description

Practical exercises and examples teach how to stand out in the job search, by using four areas of emotional intelligence.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. FOREWORD
  5. DEDICATION
  6. CONTENTS
  7. INTRODUCTION
    1. Emotional Intelligence Basics
    2. The Career Transition Process
  8. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    1. For More Personal Help with Your Career
  9. PART I Understanding Emotional Intelligence and Discovering Your EQ
    1. CHAPTER 1 Emotional Intelligence: Understand Your Job Search Advantage
      1. What Is Emotional Intelligence?
      2. Why Is Emotional Intelligence Important?
        1. Emotional Intelligence Is Linked with Success
        2. Emotional Intelligence Helps You Make the Most of Your Other Qualities
        3. Emotional Intelligence Helps You Connect with Others
        4. Emotional Intelligence Skills Can Be Improved at Any Age
        5. Employers Are Looking for Emotional Intelligence
        6. EQ Can Help with Career Choice and Targeting the Right Job
        7. Emotional Intelligence Is Critical to Effective Leadership
      3. What Is Your EQ?
      4. Chapter Reflections
    2. CHAPTER 2 EQ Building Blocks: Connect Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors
      1. Understanding the Biological Basis of Emotional Intelligence
        1. How Emotional Intelligence Develops
        2. How Social Intelligence Develops
      2. Linking Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors
        1. The Psychology of Self-Awareness
        2. A Model for Increasing Your EQ
        3. The Roles of Feelings, Thoughts, and Behaviors in EQ
      3. Reflecting on Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors with Self-Talk
      4. Challenging Destructive Thoughts
        1. Recognizing Distorted Thinking
          1. Jumping to Conclusions or Making Assumptions
          2. Discrediting Yourself
          3. Blaming Yourself
          4. Should or Must Statements
          5. All-or-Nothing Thinking, Always or Never Statements
        2. Thinking Realistically
      5. Shaping Thoughts with Creative Visualization
      6. Changing Behavior First
      7. Monitoring and Managing Your Emotions
      8. Chapter Reflections
  10. PART II Applying Emotional Intelligence Skills for Job Search Success
    1. CHAPTER 3 Self-Awareness: Know Who You Are for a True Job Search Edge
      1. The Cornerstone of Job Search Success: Emotion Identification
        1. Identifying Beliefs and Values
        2. Using Emotion Identification to Choose a Career
        3. Using Emotion Identification to Find the Right Job
        4. Using Emotion Identification to Get the Job Offer
      2. Accurate Self-Assessment: Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses for the Job Search
        1. Using Accurate Self-Assessment to Choose a Career
        2. Using Accurate Self-Assessment to Find the Right Job
        3. Using Accurate Self-Assessment to Get the Job Offer
      3. Self-Confidence: Shining a Positive Light to Attract Employers
        1. Using Self-Confidence to Choose a Career
        2. Using Self-Confidence to Find the Right Job
        3. Using Self-Confidence to Get the Job Offer
      4. Role Models with High Self-Awareness
      5. Chapter Reflections
    2. CHAPTER 4 Self-Management: Find Focus and Maintain Motivation
      1. Emotional Self-Control
      2. Adaptability
      3. Combining Emotional Self-Control and Adaptability for an Effective Job Search
        1. Using Emotional Self-Control and Adaptability to Choose a Career
        2. Using Emotional Self-Control and Adaptability to Find the Right Job
        3. Using Emotional Self-Control and Adaptability to Get the Job Offer
      4. Stress Management
      5. Motivation
      6. Combining Stress Management, Motivation, and Optimism for a Powerful Job Search
        1. Using Stress Management and Motivation to Choose a Career
        2. Using Stress Management and Motivation to Find the Right Job
        3. Using Stress Management and Motivation to Get the Job Offer
      7. Role Models with High Self-Management
      8. Chapter Reflections
    3. CHAPTER 5 Social Awareness: Empathize with Employers and Make the Most of Opportunities
      1. The Feedback Loop
      2. The Empathy Edge
        1. Using Empathy to Choose a Career
        2. Using Empathy to Find the Right Job
        3. Using Empathy to Get the Job Offer
      3. Reality Testing: Sizing Up the Job Market
        1. Using Reality Testing to Choose a Career
        2. Using Reality Testing to Find the Right Job
        3. Using Reality Testing to Negotiate the Job Offer
      4. Social Responsibility
        1. Using Social Responsibility to Choose a Career
        2. Using Social Responsibility to Find the Right Job
        3. Using Social Responsibility to Get the Job Offer
      5. Role Models with High Social Awareness
      6. Chapter Reflections
    4. CHAPTER 6 Social Skills: Communicate and Collaborate to Succeed in the Job Search
      1. Trust: The Foundation of a Successful Career
        1. Using H.I.T. to Choose a Career
        2. Using H.I.T. to Find the Right Job
        3. Using H.I.T. to Get the Job Offer
      2. Clear and Assertive Communication: A Must in the Job Market
        1. Using Communication and Assertiveness to Choose a Career
        2. Using Communication and Assertiveness to Find the Right Job
        3. Using Communication and Assertiveness to Get the Job Offer
      3. Cooperation, Collaboration, and Teamwork: The Keys to Maintaining Relationships
        1. Using Cooperation and Collaboration to Choose a Career
        2. Using Cooperation and Collaboration to Find the Right Job
        3. Using Cooperation and Collaboration to Get the Job Offer
      4. Conflict Management and Negotiation: Helpful Skills for the Job Offer and Beyond
        1. Using Conflict Management and Negotiation to Choose a Career
        2. Using Conflict Management and Negotiation to Find the Right Job
        3. Using Conflict Management and Negotiation to Get the Job Offer
      5. Influence: Using It in Networking, Interviewing, and Leading
        1. Using Influence to Choose a Career
        2. Using Influence to Find the Right Job
        3. Using Influence to Get the Job Offer
      6. Role Models with High Social Skills
      7. Chapter Reflections
  11. PART III Developing Your Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Your Career Goals
    1. CHAPTER 7 EQ Answers to Interview Questions: Impress Employers and Get the Job
      1. Purpose of the Interview
      2. EQ Techniques for the Interview
      3. Quality Answers to Typical Questions
        1. “Tell Me About Yourself.”
        2. “Why Do You Want to Work for Our Company?”
        3. “Tell Me About One of Your Accomplishments at Company ABC.”
        4. “Name Two Strengths and Two Weaknesses.”
        5. “How Would Others Describe You?”
        6. “Why Should I Hire You?”
        7. “What Salary Are You Expecting for This Position?”
        8. “What Are Your Professional Goals, and How Would They Fit into This Position and Company?”
        9. “Why Did You Leave Your Last Position?”
        10. “What Is Your Leadership Style?/What Kind of Leadership Style Do You Work Best Under?”
      4. EQ Responses to Behavior-Based Questions
        1. Emotion Identification and Expression
        2. Awareness of Your Strengths, Weaknesses, Beliefs, and Values
        3. Goal Orientation
        4. Response to Feedback and Dealing with Failure
        5. Stress Management
        6. Adaptability and Creativity
        7. Awareness and Management of Others’ Emotions and Ideas
        8. Managing Relationships/Teamwork
        9. Awareness of Company Culture/Politics
        10. Influencing and Leadership Style
      5. Chapter Reflections
    2. CHAPTER 8 Job Search Obstacles: Overcome Them with EQ
      1. Understanding the EQ Process of Overcoming Obstacles
      2. Conquering Common Job Search Obstacles with EQ Skills
        1. Family
        2. Age
        3. Physical Handicap or Health Impairment
        4. Managing Your Time
        5. Finances
        6. Economy
        7. Length of Hiring Process
        8. Technology Skills
      3. Using a Coaching Model
      4. Chapter Reflections
    3. CHAPTER 9 EQ and Your New Job: Use It or Lose It
      1. Self-Awareness and Career Success
        1. Emotion Identification
        2. Accurate Self-Assessment
        3. Self-Confidence
      2. Self-Management and Career Success
        1. Emotional Self-Control and Adaptability
        2. Stress Management
        3. Motivation and Optimism
      3. Social Awareness and Career Success
        1. Empathy
        2. Reality Testing
        3. Social Responsibility
      4. Social Skills and Career Success
        1. Honesty, Integrity, and Trust (H.I.T.)
        2. Communication and Assertiveness
        3. Cooperation, Collaboration, and Teamwork
        4. Conflict Management and Negotiation
        5. Influence on and Development of Others
      5. Chapter Reflections
  12. References
  13. INDEX