Soft Skills: Giving Feedback

In the professional world, advice on how to give feedback is abundant, but often focuses on the wrong areas. For example, a commonly toted strategy is to sandwich negative criticism between two positive pieces of praise. Such an approach overlooks the important fact that people simply aren’t that gullible. If you placed two pieces of … Continue reading Soft Skills: Giving Feedback

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Soft Skills: Public Speaking

From team presentations to product demos, effective public speaking can make or break certain projects. Consequently, clearly conveying concepts provides an essential foundation for success. Delivery forms the crux of a strong public speaker. The manner in which you carry yourself when presenting a deliverables update or a product demo is key. Follow these simple … Continue reading Soft Skills: Public Speaking

Soft Skills: Conflict Resolution

“Can you tell me about a time you had a conflict at work?” You’ve likely heard of or even been asked this very question during an interview. Hiring managers gravitate towards this question so often because conflict management remains an essential soft skill and an inherent indicator of a candidate’s interpersonal skills. Here are some … Continue reading Soft Skills: Conflict Resolution

How to Create a Positive Online Presence

In today’s ever increasingly competitive job market, recruiters are utilizing all kinds of tools at their disposal to analyze applicants. Most recently, this has extended to social media. The 2015 Jobvite Recruiter Nation Survey shows over 93% of recruiters are now using social media to learn more about candidates during the hiring process. Why social … Continue reading How to Create a Positive Online Presence

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

What is a MMI? In a traditional interview, the applicant and one or two interviewers discuss the applicant’s background, experiences and qualifications, and career motivations through a question-and-answer format. The MMI is a very different type of interview designed to gauge communication skills, critical thinking skills, knowledge of current healthcare and societal issues, and ethical … Continue reading The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)