Effective communication is important on either side of the desk, whether you are doing your job or interviewing for one. How you communicate says a lot about your personality type. In her book “The Art of Dialogue: Exploring personality differences for more effective communication” (2006), author Carolyn Zeisset describes communication as “a window into our psychological type and the psychological type of others.” When networking or interviewing, it’s just as important to find out if the job and the employer are a good fit for you.
When searching for pictures to go with this posting, I used the keywords: communication, conversation and interview. It was amazing how many images were of people looking down at a Smartphone! On www.freedigitalphotos.com, the keyword conversation produced 3,056 results. From my rough count, only 216 pictures (14.14%) showed individuals or groups speaking directly to one another. In a few, two people were facing one another, each looking down at his/her phone. Were they talking to each other?
In their book “FLEX Sell: Building Customer Relations Using Personality Type” (2002), authors Allen and Brock state that understanding type can help “Unlock qualities in ourselves & the other person which will allow us to work more effectively & creatively together.” Taking time to learn about your unique personality type and the qualities you may see in others will enable you to make effective connections for a more productive job search and a satisfying work life.