Thursday, November 20, 2014

How to Appear More Intelligent

... nah; I'm not going to say "more intelligent than you really are."

But one of the claims of this article
is that displaying good listening skills will make you seem like you're more intelligent. 

We live in a distraction-filled world. It seems difficult for students in my classes not to text or play video games in class. I find this mildly infuriating (especially when somebody who was in class asks me "what will be on the exam?" or something I've already discussed at length). I can only hope the texting-zombie-shuffle doesn't carry over into job interviews.

There are also times when somebody fools me, by appearing disinterested--but turns out was listening quite attentively. Apparently, many social situations today do not require the appearance of listening.

If you want to make a good impression on an interviewer or an employer, it's important to look like you're paying attention, as well as actually doing so. Here are some tips to looking engaged.

Thanks and a tip o' the Twitter hat to Jonathan Burston, ‏@IEASuccess

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