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Understanding emotional intelligence using those insights in your job search


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High Emotional Intelligence can promote increased teamwork, mutual support, better communication,
good management and leadership capability. Leverage insights to your Emotional Intelligence strengths as part of Job Search.

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Understanding emotional intelligence using those insights in your job search

  1. 1. Understanding Emotional Intelligence: Using Those Insights In Your Job Search March 20, 2015
  2. 2. Professional Summary • 20+ years of progressive IT experience within Fortune 500’s spanning assignments at the factory, Division, Group and Corporate levels • More recently, David has specialized on IT leadership within mid-sized organizations • David’s background includes strong IT organization development skills and a track- record in providing both strategic and reactive IT services within organizations in the manufacturing sector David Banaszak Sr, IT Management Professional Facilitating Today’s Discussion
  3. 3. What is Emotional Intelligence? “Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify, assess and manage one’s own emotions and those of others. This ability is like any other – it is naturally found in varying degrees from person to person. However, emotional intelligence can be learned and improved through specialized programs.” – Brent Darnell author and leader in EI
  4. 4. … Putting it Another Way “Emotional Intelligence is the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships. Emotional Intelligence describes abilities distinct from, but complementary to, academic intelligence.” – Daniel Goleman, 1998
  5. 5. EQ & IQ, What’s the Difference? Source:
  6. 6. EQ & IQ Impact on Success Source: “… some research shows that IQ can help you to be successful to the extent of 20 percent only in life.” “… The rest of 80 percent success depends on your EQ.”
  7. 7. EQ Facts & Figures Source: ExecuNet
  8. 8. Characteristics of High EQ • Teamwork and Mutual Support • Better Communication • Good Management and Leadership Capability • Increased Emotional Understanding • High Self-Confidence
  9. 9. . How Does EQ Relate to Job Search? 1. Emotional Intelligence is a critical area to explore / understand as you take stock of your abilities and attributes. In the first phase of job search, you will develop an ongoing, dynamic assessment of the skills, talents, abilities, contributions and recognition that you use to market yourself to prospective employers 2. A thorough understanding of exactly who and what you are helps to emphasize traits sought after by prospective employers, while at the same time downplaying traits that might get you excluded from further consideration 3. This information is helpful to:  Prepare your final resume,  Cover letters,  Helps in telephone and face-to-face interviews,  Provides ideas on areas of improvement that will help you in your career progression and development,  For use in other “collateral” marketing materials
  10. 10. Using DiSC to Size Up Your EQ • DiSC is a personal assessment tool that produces a detailed report about your your personality and behavioral style • DiSC does note measure intelligence, aptitude, mental health or values • DisC profiles describe human behavior in various situations, for example:  How you respond to challenges  How you influence others  Your preferred pace, and  How you respond to rules & procedures • Self-testing and DiSC profiling are available on-line via for $35.95 each
  11. 11. Where Do You Fall? Source: Richard Walker, Chairman of Think IT Priorities: • Getting immediate results • Taking action • Challenging self and others Motivated by: • Social recognition • Disapproval • Loss of influence • Being ignored You will notice: • Patience • Team person • Calm approach • Good listener • Humility Fears: • Social criticism • Slipshod methods • Being wrong … Everyone Has a Dimension That is More Dominant
  12. 12. 1. Which of the 4 dimensions would be the hardest for you to work with (eg. “D”, “i”, “S”, “C”)? 2. Using the DiSC Model handout provided, What types of roles would the “Counselor” pattern be best-suited for? 3. What are some adjectives that might describe a person fitting the “Objective Thinker” profile in the DiSC Model handout? 4. How can you utilize your DiSC profile when applying for jobs? 5. What negative qualities should the “Inspirational” pattern person in the DiSC Model handout be mindful of in an interview? Group Activity!
  13. 13. The EQ Buzz – Additional Reading by Daniel Goleman by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves by Steven J. Stein by Jeanne Segal October 2, 1995 Volume 146, No. 14