I am not one who believes in trying to be politically correct. Instead, I want to be known as someone who is respectful, polite, and a person of integrity.
Does this get me in trouble…you betcha. It saddens me every time someone mistakes my intentions.
One day, I will realize that perception is reality. It doesn't matter what my intentions are if they have been misperceived by my audience.
Interviewing, networking, chatting with friends- in every exchange we encounter, we run the risk of being misunderstood.
How can you be sure your message is clearly received and perceived…
- Be impeccable with your word (The Four Agreements)
- Know who you are speaking to and what is important to them
- Leave your emotions out of it
- Learn from your past mistakes
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.