A normal human being displays emotions as a reflection of his state of mind. These can come to the foreground directly or may appear in a disguised form somewhere else. If you are angry you can show it by being rude to whosoever comes in contact (direct) or channel it on someone through the social media (indirect). The whole crux lies in the use of the emotions intelligently for your own good. You can do it in your everyday life and also when you make a job search. Here are the ways to do it.
Dealing with your ego: When you are out of a job, it may be very difficult to digest. False pride keeps you from sharing it with your colleagues and friends. You may behave like an Ostrich and bury your head in the sand to feel that no one will be able to see you. The people already know and are aware. When you break the news on social media and call up your colleagues the message is clear that you are looking for a job. As you played with your emotion correctly the people will go out of the way to help you.
Positives and negatives: Every person has some strengths and weaknesses. Emotional intelligence lies in identifying them and using them to your advantage. Working hard to perfection is a bad example of strength but working diligently to achieve the company goals is right. Inability to communicate properly is a weakness and must be followed by what you are doing to improve it.
Influence of others: A man is known by the company he keeps, is very true. The company can have the positive or a negative influence on you. You are out of a job and prefer to spend time with a colleague in a similar situation; drinking and blaming the management will not get you anywhere. You have to get over your negative emotion and seek the company of friends who are positive and know how to get out of sticky situations.
Help the needy: When you are in need of something you must be willing to help others. Someone might need a reference or may come to you for help with a company presentation. When you show that you care, you gain the respect of others and they are willing to reciprocate. Human beings are selfish by nature and it takes a lot of emotional control to break this habit. If you are able to handle this trait intelligently it will take you up the ladder in your career.
Make the right impact: A person seeking a job sometimes makes the mistake of showing a dejected face to the interviewer. He may be under tremendous pressure financially and from the family but the interviewer is not sitting there for charity. He may sympathise with you but will not give you the job. Just contrast the situation with a candidate with a cheerful disposition. The interviewer will definitely like to proceed with him for the interview. In both the cases, you are making the display of your emotions. The difference lies in making the intelligent choice. Use your EQ to your advantage.
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