Every professional HR manager would smell a top contenderfor a position from a mile away. The bearing, the manner of speaking, the wayquestions are answered; and, of course, how written communications arepresented or provided, all work together to form a profile of the candidate’stotal character. One would have to be a super-sleuth to accomplish such a feat;but it can be done with a few fundamental steps required. Consider the followingsuggestions:

1.            Uses the word “I” sparingly

In high school English, our teacher taught us not towrite a whole paragraph with all or most sentences beginning with the word “I”.It would seem so obvious to most of us now; but back then, we had no clue. Sucha composition would not work, except for the song “I Believe”. It applies inspoken language as well. It either reveals a narcissistic person or a ratherinsecure one. It takes effort not to think of yourself, especially whenapplying for a work and even when you are asked to describe what you are, whatyou know, what you can do and how you see yourself five years from now. If atall, a person who uses the ego-word as sparingly as possible is a creativeperson, not to mention humble.

2.            Does not use the word “Uh” so often

We all do it; we must admit. However, it takes consciouseffort and a disciplined mind to eventually remove this word from one’svocabulary. This word reveals a tendency to stall and to improvise, which maybe good; but in the corporate board rooms, it is tantamount to a lawyer runningcircles around a cunning judge. One is liable to be shot down before one getsto one’s main point. Most people get stumped because they tend to think of morecomplicated ideas or words. Simple is elegant.

3.            Does not know how to use one’s hands

Being clumsy is one thing; not being able to use one’shands effectively is another. The former is for kids while the latter separatesthe pros from the non-pros. A company hires you because you are a pro or youhave the making of a pro. Knowing how to use your hands (even where you putthem when you are talking or not talking) can tell people how you learned as achild: whether you were taught properly to cut your nails properly or to tieyour shoes, etc. It ultimately shows whether you have done your assignmentbefore facing the people who matter. Hitler knew how to use his handseffectively. It also showed how he could manipulate (pun intended) peoplearound him. Not that we should mishandle people but that we should at leastknow how to communicate effectively with our whole body, especially with ourhands.

4.            Listens with the eyes

We listen with the ears, naturally. But the reallycreative people listen with the eyes. They see people and their eyes catch notjust the words but the whole individual. And just as creative people can seepeople and things beyond appearances, they can also be understood andappreciated as well for more than what they appear to be.

Wallace Associates works with genuine professionals who value their own worth asmuch as those of others. The company gets good reviews for its excellentservice of providing top quality human resource training for their clients.When you know how to pick out the best from a mile away, you can be sure youwill hear no complaint from anyone.