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What do you mean what do I mean?

The many methods for communicating have steadily increased and certainly continue to improve as technology advances. Yet, miscommunication happens daily.

Have you ever said something to someone, only to have that person’s response make you wonder what he/she actually heard you say? Do you ever look dazed and confused when someone tries to explain something to you?

While there are many ways to enhance communication skills, there is one concept that the JaneCo’s professionals recommend to effectively deliver a message with any method of communication. This concept is the widely-known DISC-based model of behavioral styles and communication preference. Not only does understanding the DISC model help in communicating effectively, but it has many other practical applications. The DISC concept and materials are not only recommended as part of JaneCo’s career advancement services, but the information from the DISC materials are used in resume and cover letter writing, to enhance job interview skills and more.

The first step for all JaneCo’s career coaching clients, including those in need of a resume, is identifying their communication preferences. Knowing a job seeker’s communication style is vital for a ghost writer to write a cover letter in the job seeker’s voice. Accurate behavioral strengths should be showcased on the job seeker’s resume. Even unemployed and underemployed job seekers in need of career direction benefit by matching an appropriate job title to their DISC style and preferences.

JaneCo’s helps all job seekers realize that even while people are different they are somewhat predictably different. We can learn to expect how people will react and respond with the DISC model knowledge and predict certain behavioral tendencies based on their individual natural strengths and styles.
Realizing how people are likely to react and respond is that important part of enriching communication effectiveness and decreasing miscommunication in the workplace and in all relationships.

The following examples of communication reactions and responses may help in understanding the basics of the DISC concept that JaneCo’s uses in resume and cover letter writing and career coaching for all its clients who are looking for a job and career satisfaction.
The Boss says, “I need to see you right after the meeting.”

Everyone hears what the boss has said, but let’s see how . . . The D I S C Styles Think, React, and Respond Differently

The D style person: “It must be my promotion. It’s about time, too. I certainly deserve it and I don’t know what has taken so long!”

The I style person: “Wow! I bet they want to write an article about me & put my picture on the cover. I’m glad I wore this today, it’s a great color!”

The S style person: “Gosh! Someone probably lost a document and to meet our deadline, I’ll need to find it. We planned our family dinner for tonight. I wonder if I should call home now or little later and let them know.”

The C style person: Starts investigating every project to figure out what could be wrong and to start preparing the best explanation on justifying why it was done that way.

Improve relationships by understanding people’s styles. You’ll realize how they prefer to receive information. These communication skills helps ensure the message sent and the one received are the same! Remember; perceptions differ.

JaneCo’s does more than just write your resume and cover letter and your job searching materials will be written according to your unique DISC communication style!

Learn more at www.resume4success.com.

Understand Communication Styles, Not Just Communication Devices!

If you are submitting a resume, 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 boht knowing and appreciating communication differences.

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