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The Smart New Way to Get Hired by Lisa Kappesser

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CHAPTER 5

Social Awareness: Empathizewith Employers and Make theMost of Opportunities

What happens when you are so focused on yourself that you are totally clueless as to what is going on around you? Sometimes when I am presenting a workshop, one individual dominates the question-and-answer session. He asks a lot of questions, and often they are only pertinent to his particular situation. Others in the group become frustrated with this person because he seems so focused on himself and lacks regard for those around him. They are therefore less likely to connect, network, or reach out to help him. If he were more socially aware, he would limit his ...

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