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June 2020


The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

The attribute of having emotional intelligence in company leadership has and always will be essential. Organizations should not only focus on the technical skills of applicants but should also seek out a well-rounded individual. Leadership that exudes emotional intelligence impacts the culture and atmosphere starting from the top down.  

Leaders, supervisors, and managers should have the ability to perceive, reason, understand, and manage emotions. Meaning, they should be able to process and understand others’ feelings and be able to have emotional control within themselves. These qualities can help drive a positive and productive environment.

There are ways to evaluate this trait within the leadership team through assessments, which include self-reporting ability testing and professional tests administered through a third-party. If cultivating a constructive, helpful environment is vital to your organization, these qualities should definitively be administered on any potential new hires and existing employees.

Tips for a Memorable Resume

Creating a memorable resume can be tough, particularly, composing one that stands out amongst the rest.

Make it eye-catching – Using a bold, professional color scheme could help ensure the hiring manager sees your resume amid the plain, generic-looking ones. A uniquely designed resume could give it an extra boost, especially if it is a cohesive brand with your LinkedIn page.

Content is vital – You should avoid bullet points with every menial task you have done in each position. Highlight your key accomplishments in each role and try not to get into the meticulous details of your everyday tasks. Do not copy your job description line by line, make it concise and to the point. No one wants to read a seven-page resume, and most are short on time, present your first few points with the most impactful achievements in each role.

Customize – Try not to send the same resume to every job application. Tailor your resume to each position without being misleading. Companies have specific strengths they are seeking in their next potential hire, and usually, the job description will highlight them.

Truthful – Hiring managers rely on applicants to be truthful and accurate in their resume, as it is all they have to go off of before scheduling a phone screen. Key accomplishments you have outlined in your resume can be vetted through the interview process, professional reference checks, and education verification.

Getting your foot in the door and ensuring your resume resonates with the Company is the first step, make sure it’s unforgettable!