Presented by: Jeff Garton, Author, Speaker, and Founder of Career Contentment, Inc.
Perplexing and often frustrating to job hunters is when they are qualified for a position but don’t get hired. What they may not understand is that likeability, or “fit,” can be based on qualifications that are not always apparent. Ultimately, employers don’t want to hire anyone they don't see as a good fit.
According to Harvard researchers, genuine likeability stems from mindfulness which is more difficult to fake than image, credentials, or experience. The lack of mindfulness or charisma is noticeable via a job hunter's written and spoken words, and is the basis for an interviewer's intuitive decisions. The good news for job hunters is that skills such as mindfulness that can be developed. This session will highlight skills that can strengthen your likeability for success.
Jeff Garton is President of Career Contentment, a master certified career coach and author of “Association for Talent Development”. What audiences like most about Jeff is his genuineness, fresh ideas, and passion for enlivening the human spirit. He was formerly the head of global staffing for Kraft Foods and Miller Brewing and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Glenville State College, and a Masters in Organizational Communication and Public Personnel Administration from the University of New Mexico.