I was just reading yesterday about how important “emotional intelligence” is in the career searching and decision-making processes. Studies have actually shown that this concept that was identified several decades ago is playing a significant role in the job search and work environment today.
Attitude, and how you interact with other people is critical to career success and satisfaction. Employers today are looking for people with the right “attitude” and personality traits. People who can work well with others, respect diverse opinions and viewpoints, and can create a positive influence in the work environment. Most jobs require interaction with people. Do you have what it takes, the emotional intelligence, to be the positive force moving forward in the company with the work tasks and the people? For a deeper view into the concept and practice of emotional intelligence, I suggest reading Daniel Coleman’s classic book, Working with Emotional Intelligence.