The hiring process can sometimes feel like flying into a black hole; you aren’t sure what to expect, you can’t see what’s going on and you don’t have a lot of control over the outcome. The waiting part of a high stakes job search can be agonizing for candidates. Fortunately, companies are increasingly embracing transparency. […]
In this podcast from Scaling Up Services, host and strategic business coach Bruce Eckfeldt interviews Point Road Group's Alyssa Gelbard about personal branding and how to create a strong presence, virtually and in-person, to drive business growth. For more Scaling Up Services podcasts, including the original version of this episode, click here.
A critical (yet often overlooked) communication skill for productive and effective video meetings is active listening. Active listening goes beyond simply hearing what someone says. It means paying full attention to the whole picture (nuance, inflection and nonverbal cues), engaging and responding to demonstrate understanding. Listening actively shows respect for the speaker, which helps builds trust and rapport, essential components […]
No one likes rejection, yet we all experience it. Even when you do everything “right,” business and career opportunities may not turn out like you had hoped due to factors beyond your control. Whether or not you could have done more or differently, it’s important to know how to handle rejection as professionally as possible.