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Getting laid off is hard on your self-esteem, and low self-esteem can impair how you perform in an interview by making you seem defensive or pessimistic. Here are some tips for keeping your spirits up and your interview skills sharp while you’re in career transition.
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Remember the Seinfeld episode in which Jerry and Elaine were having dinner with Kramer and his fashion-designer girlfriend, a “low-talker”? The low-talker spoke so quietly that Jerry unwittingly agreed to wear her pirate-like puffy shirt on The Today Show.
Recently, at a networking event, I met a woman who was a low-talker. I leaned close to her and repeated, “Can you say that again?” and “I’m sorry, I can’t hear you,” but I still couldn’t understand what she was saying. I assumed, sadly, that she would leave the networking event without having made any connections.
|Debra Rosenfeld, Career Coach||