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How to talk to people in an interview situation, answering questions correctly and knowing the right questions to ask.

Tell Me About Your Communication Skills.

Is is easy for you to talk about your communication skills at a job interview?  As a professional resume writer and career coach, I have asked many clients to tell me about their communication skills.  I’ve noticed a distinct different in how different generations respond.

So, if you think it is easy to discuss your communication skills at an interview, be sure to consider this:

If you are interviewing for a job, promoting an idea as an employee, or leading a team, it’s important to remember that we now have four distinct generations on the job.  Each generation uses a “different language.” The term “communication skills,” for example, might mean formal writing and speaking abilities to an older worker, while it might mean e-mail and instant-messenger savvy to the younger worker. Being aware of generational differences can help you anticipate miscommunications and help you tailor your message for more effective communication.

Understanding the generation differences may be important, but it is not nearly as important as it is to understand the individual. People, no matter their age, have specific styles in how they react / respond to situations and how they receive / perceive information.  By understanding the concept of people’s behavior styles and communication preferences, you will significantly improve your probability of success in reaching your goals. Include learning about people as part of your continuing education and you will learn more about your own style and the unique styles of others. Strive to communicate effectively with the Workforce Veterans, The Boomers, Generation X, and The Millennials by knowing and appreciating communication differences.

Remember:  Be more mindful of Communication STYLES than of communication devices and jargon.

Are You Connected or Disconnected?

DISCover how to communicate effectively while job search networking, on interviews, as an employee, and in personal relationships.

Have you ever found yourself trying to communicate with someone and wondering why you just couldn’t seem to connect? Perhaps, while trying figure out a problem, you were struggling to extract information bit by bit. Or maybe the person was firing questions at you so quickly you barely had time to react let alone formulate cogent answers before he or she was leaping to the next idea or question? Then, there are those times where you find yourself effortlessly communicating and wishing all your encounters would go so well. What can account for such differences?

Different behavioral styles influence our communication and interactions with others. Awareness and understanding of style differences and similarities can foster effective communication and lead to more positive interactions. Awareness begins by first knowing one’s own behavioral tendencies and then learning to recognize the differences in others.
Much of our success in relationships can be attributed to our ability to communicate effectively. The heart of a connection through effective communication, and ultimately gaining someone’s cooperation and commitment, lies in building rapport, eliciting trust, and establishing credibility. People always want to know what they are going to gain out of this relationship. It is worth it?

How do you find out what people need if you are unable to open the doorway to communication for the connection needed? By understanding people and treating them in ways that respect their unique needs, you build mutual trust and foster relationships that transcend differences. Behavioral and communication experts use the DISC-based professional assessments to help people identify their own communication and behavioral style and to help them understand how to recognize the style of others. The DISC concept also help people learn how to adapt their own style to complement those with whom they are interacting.

If you have found yourself enjoying certain interactions from natural connections while dreading others, perhaps it is time to consider learning more about yourself and others with JaneCo’s expertise in the process of using the DISC communication styles and behavioral strengths materials.

As JaneCo’s helps in opening the doorway to communication your knowledge will allows you to dramatically improve your job search techniques as you learn how to communicate your brand more clearly and enhance your networking possibilities. You will boost your interviewing skills to help you get the job you want. JaneCo’s process of coaching with the DISC communication concept helps you discover the solution for building professional and personal relationships, for employees to develop better interpersonal skills, a way for the sales person to increase sales, and in making more successful career choices.

JaneCo’s professional development process will help you create win-win situations, establish connections with those who think, behave, and communicate differently than you. Grow your network successfully to new levels by opening the doorway to communication—and enjoy your “DISC”-connection.