Interview Intervention!

Interview Intervention!

As the job market continues to be a crowded and competitive environment, job applicants will need every edge they can to be successful in landing that dream job. According to expert Greg Chase, seventy five percent of adults suffer from anxiety in social situations with people they have not met before.

Greg Chase, a Las Vegas resident and Director of The Etiquette School of Las Vegas, says, “It only takes about 5 seconds for a potential employer to have a solid first impression of you. With that in mind, it is important to be self aware to ensure a positive impression.”

Chase says there are five tips for success you can practice, to outclass your competition:


Dress for success. Your attire is the first and last thing that your potential employer is going to remember about you. Unless you are familiar with the corporate culture of the company you are interviewing at, maintain a conservative yet professional appearance.


Maintain the right amount of eye contact. Forty to sixty percent of the time you are speaking to someone, you should be maintaining eye contact. If you increase this, you may make the other person feel uncomfortable. Too little, and you may give off the impression you are not listening.


Confident body language. While you are in a situation where you are standing, be sure to allow your arms to naturally rest to your side. Crossing your arms or fidgeting gives off the impression you are overly confident, or nervous.


Firm and confident handshake. Be aware of your handshake. The goal is to make a web to web contact, so keep your thumb out, and fingers wide to avoid missing the other person’s hand. A firm handshake projects confidence, but be sure not to over do it.


Conquer clammy hands. If you find yourself with clammy hands before a social situation, purchase a fragrance free antiperspirant spray and apply it to your hands before your interview. It will prevent your hands from becoming moist in that critical moment.

Greg J Chase is trained and certified by The Protocol School of Washington® and offers seminars in business etiquette, dining and international protocol. For more information, contact Greg Chase at (702) 408-4438, or visit his website at www.etiquettelasvegas.com

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Alcohol Intervention

Alcohol Intervention

Alcohol is both a fad and an addictive habit, which wrecks havoc in the lives of not just those who consume it, but also those directly or indirectly related to these people. Consuming alcohol often starts out either as a social habit or to get respite from problems and worries. But once started it is a habit that cannot be shaken off and consumption levels consistently increase. The end result is that alcohol begins to take its toll on health, efficiency, ability to work and concentrate, behavioral changes and even displays of violent temper. The sufferers with all this are innocent children and women who become victims of abuse. They might silently endure or try to use interventive methods of reducing the person’s intake of alcohol to permissible levels at least.

Alcohol intervention involves reaching out to the alcohol addict, and being able to convince him or her about the ill effects of their consumption habits.

Intervention is considered to be successful if the addict agrees to accept treatment and sincerely follows steps listed to help out of his addictive habit. Unfortunately, most alcohol addicts remain blissfully unaware of the damage their habit can lead to, and tend to justify the expense as well as the time wasted in the exercise. Intervention can be initiated by a family member, a friend or well-wisher, who could even turn to organizations that conduct regular intervention programs for alcoholics and drug addicts. Scores of websites also offer substantial amounts of information about successful drug intervention. Another source of help and support are help lines that are operational all 24 hours of the day, offering all types of assistance and advice.

Ideally, alcohol intervention must begin sooner rather than later, as old habits do die hard. It may also require considerable amount of time and energy from the partner initiating the intervention process. This would include positive conversations, creating a warm, positive environment, ensure lack of idle time by starting activities of interest, avoidance of nagging and also roping in other family members to create a suitable environment for the person to successfully shake off his bad habit. If it is found that the habit is linked to work-related stress then, even the office colleagues can be taken into confidence to provide assistance and support. The severity of the addiction eventually determines the extent and quality of intervention. New addicts can be weaned off alcohol with comparative ease, as opposed to those who have been in the habit for long. The bottom line is that whatever the time span of alcohol consumption beyond permissible limits, it can cause severe damages physically and emotionally on the person himself and just as much, if not more, on his family members.

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