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Minnesota Career Development Association

Emotional Intelligence Explored in Multiple RoundTable Events

Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is considered the best predictor of success, even more so than intelligence (IQ). In today’s competitive and uncertain world, EQ competencies are more important than ever to get hired and to move up in an organization. Career practitioners discussed how emotional intelligence affects the job search during multiple events the week of November 12-16, 2018.

Minnesota Career Development Association hosted the RoundTable discussions during National Career Development Week for career counselors, coaches and advisors to network and learn from each other. These casual professional development events were scheduled to take place in Southern Minnesota, the Twin Cities metro area, and online at different times and dates.

The recording of the online event is linked below.

Career practitioners are invited to continue the discussion in the comments section below.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What does emotional intelligence mean to you? What is your definition of it?
  2. What does emotional intelligence look like?
  3. What are some positive and negative examples of emotional intelligence, in general and in the job search?

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