5 Steps to Productive Self Awareness

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Source: The Productivity Pro

In recent years, the concept of emotional intelligence has gained traction in the business world. Most of us know brilliant people who seem hopeless when it comes to dealing with people; either they try to dominate everyone, or they fade into the shadows and let others handle the purely human aspects of work. Most of us express one of these tendencies to some extent, but the standouts take them to extremes.

Those who interact well with others have a high “EQ,” or “emotional intelligence quotient” based on self-awareness. They may or may not also have high IQs, but they’re generally comfortable in their own skins, because they’ve taken seriously the Biblical directive to “know thyself.” As a result, they have a higher level of social functionality than many of their colleagues, particularly in the psychological and emotional realms.

Use these five self-analysis techniques to boost your self-awareness:

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5 Traits to Develop for Success

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Source: Workology

Intelligence is no longer the main predictor of success. While IQ still carries a lot of weight, personality traits play a much bigger role.

According to a 2016 research paper from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, grades and achievement tests capture personality traits that are generally more predictive than IQ for several important life outcomes, like income and self-reported life satisfaction.

Personality is also considered by employers. They use behavioral assessments and personality tests to prioritize candidates and predict if their behavior is a good fit.

Even college admissions professionals are looking at a candidate’s personality. In fact, KudosWall conducted a survey of 500 academic admissions professionals between November 13 and November 28, 2017. The research found that 86 percent say an applicant’s personality and character skills assessments play a big role in the admissions process.

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Profiling Success: Tyler Hosac

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Here at The Job Shop we work hard to place you in a great job, and it is always wonderful when we have a success story to share. The Job Shop was started with a unique concept in mind – provide our clients and our candidates with the respect that they deserve. We offer guarantees on every placement that we make, to ensure satisfaction both for our candidates and our clients, and Walter is a great example of how that benefits everyone!

 

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Congratulations to Jojo!

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19 Years ago today a young (and much hairier!) Jojo Varona joined the Job Shop team! His hard work, dedication, cheer and joy bring light and laughter to the office, and we’ve enjoyed every minute of working with him. Congratulations Jojo, and here’s to 19 more years of success together!

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Profiling Success: Walter Hernandez

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Here at The Job Shop we work hard to place you in a great job, and it is always wonderful when we have a success story to share. The Job Shop was started with a unique concept in mind – provide our clients and our candidates with the respect that they deserve. We offer guarantees on every placement that we make, to ensure satisfaction both for our candidates and our clients, and Walter is a great example of how that benefits everyone!

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Video Interviews

Header2Author: Pamela Skillings
Source: Big Interview

I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that most candidates (i.e. your competitors) are terrible at video interviews.

The bad news is that you’re likely in the same boat — but not for long.

Alex Andrei & Pamela Skillings bring you an in-depth guide for preparing for your next video interview.

The ability to shine in a video interview requires some skills and savvy beyond basic job interview best practices.

And now that more and more companies are using video interviews at some stage in the hiring process (60% or more, depending on which survey you read), you can certainly count on a video interview in your near future.

In this guide, we’ll explain how to properly prepare and stage every facet of the video interview to give you the best chance possible.

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44 Practical Ways To Improve Productivity

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Author: Phoebe Spinks
Source: Undercover Recruiter

I’ve got 44 problems but productivity isn’t one.

If you want the most out of your day, you need to be prepared to push through several barriers. Now, we’re all guilty of wasting time.  It’s pretty easy to become distracted from your work and subconsciously (or consciously) find ways to avoid putting in the hard yards. Whether it’s scrolling aimlessly through social media, chatting to a colleague or making your fifth coffee of the day, if you feel slack and lack motivation, finding ways to procrastinate won’t be hard.

Sure, some energy-zappers exist beyond our control. For example, studies have shown surprising links between carbon dioxide levels in some office environments and decreased cognitive functioning. However there are a lot of things you can control to make sure you smash your working day out of the ballpark.

Best STL has compiled an infographic showcasing 44 ways to make you more productive, here’s a summary of the best bits:

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