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June 2020

 

"Success is as Easy as 1-2-3"


Monthly Career and Business Services Newsletter
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2 Books

Two Books We are Loving Right Now

Many of us are finding this new post-COVID “normal” difficult. To help us all adjust, this month's book recommendations focus on recognizing nonverbal cues and understanding how our brains work. These important skills not only will help us better understand those around us, but they are also important skills to have in a successful career.

Brain Rules by John Medina. This book provides 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school. Dr. Medina focuses on why we stress, pay attention, lose memory, and so much more.
What Every Body is Saying by Joe Navarro. As a former FBI counterintelligence officer and recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, Mr. Navarro explains how to speed read people: decode sentiments and behaviors, and avoid hidden pitfalls. Learning how your body language is perceived can help you influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. It can even help you in a job interview.

Both books can be found on Amazon as well as other book retailers.

Have a book you are reading right now that you think others should check out? Send your recommendations to melanie@visiontopurpose.com.
3 Career Tips
Due to COVID-19, your next job interview will likely be a virtual one. So, this month we are focusing on online interviewing and how to make an excellent first impression.
 
There are several common online video conferencing applications being used. Zoom, Skype, and Google Meet are some of the more popular tools.

No matter the application, there are things you must do to immediately impress the interviewer during an online interview.

1) Dress Appropriately. Yes, the interview is taking place from your home, but you should still dress professionally during an interview.

2) Location. It is important to pick a location in your home that is not distracting for the interview. If you do not have a dedicated home office, then find a clean space with no clutter. Also, be sure to review the room for things that will be in view of the computer's camera. Remove anything that doesn't belong.   

2b) Quite Space.  As a follow-on to location, make sure the space you use is quiet. My dog, Chance, barks every time the Amazon driver pulls up, which seems to be quite often these days. If I know I am going to have an important video conference call with a colleague or a client then I put him in another room where his barking won't become disruptive to the call.

3) Computer Prep. Make sure your computer is fully charged prior to your online interview. Also, check the audio and video capabilities on the software that will be used. For instance, if you will be meeting via a Zoom call, then go onto Zoom to do a computer check to ensure everything is working properly. You can download a free version on Zoom if you do not have it already installed on your system. This way you can do a test run. The same goes for the other video conferencing applications.

Below are some articles for the various applications that I highly recommend you check out. They provide some great tips for successfully using their tools for online conferencing which will be very beneficial prior to an interview. 

Good luck friends, I am always cheering for you!
Jeannine
POPULAR VIDEO CONFERENCING:

Zoom: "How to Nail Your Zoom Job Interview" by Carson Kohler is an easy and informative read that provides Zoom specific tips that are spot on. Check out Zoom


Skype & Others: "How to Prepare for a Skype Interview - and Other Virtual Interviews by Tyler Omoth provides even more specifics than Carson in this easy to read article.

To learn more about the popular applications go directly to their Web sites.  Check out Skype, Google Meet, and GotoMeeting.


WHAT'S NEXT:
In next month's issue, we will discuss a shorter route to choosing the right career for you. 



 
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