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Candidate Advice

Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Weapon for Job Seekers

By Antal International

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to understand, manage, and use your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is a critical skill for success in the workplace, as it can help you build relationships, resolve conflict, and lead effectively.


If you want to show potential employers that you have high EQ, there are a few things you can do on your resume:


  • Use keywords: When you are writing your resume, be sure to use keywords that are related to emotional intelligence. Some examples of keywords include:





Conflict resolution





  • Use specific examples: Don't just tell potential employers that you have high EQ, show them! Provide specific examples of times when you have used your EQ to succeed in the workplace. For example, you could talk about a time when you resolved a conflict between two co-workers, or a time when you motivated your team to achieve a goal. When describing your skills and experience, use specific examples that illustrate how you have used your emotional intelligence in the workplace. For example, instead of saying "I am a good communicator," say "I am a good communicator who was able to successfully resolve a conflict between two co-workers."


  • Get certified: If you want to really show potential employers that you have high EQ, you can get certified in emotional intelligence. There are a number of different certifications available, so you can choose one that is right for you.


By following these tips, you can show potential employers that you have high EQ and that you would be a valuable asset to their team.


Here are some additional tips for showing emotional intelligence on your resume:


  • Use strong action verbs: When describing your accomplishments, use strong action verbs that demonstrate your emotional intelligence skills. For example, instead of saying "I was responsible for managing a team of 10 people," say "I successfully managed a team of 10 people and exceeded sales goals by 15%."
  • Quantify your results: Whenever possible, quantify your results to show the impact of your work. For example, instead of saying "I improved employee morale," say "I improved employee morale by 10%, which resulted in a 5% increase in productivity."


By following these tips, you can show potential employers that you have the emotional intelligence skills they are looking for in a candidate.




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