Friday, February 24, 2017

Having "THAT" Conversation...Drama Free Advice!

How do you handle conflict or a challenging relationship in the workplace?  Dealing with a difficult person’s behavior can really feel like a waste of time and zap your energy.  However, conflicts are an inevitable aspect of people working together. 

When conflict surfaces, you need to know how to identify and deal with it so that it doesn’t drain your energy, infect your whole life, and sabotage your effectiveness at work or in life In short, you need to know how to have THAT conversation. 

Amy L. Robinson presented her "Learn how to communicate with an accountable and drama free message" to the UWIT group today at City Range restaurant.  Amy, headquartered in Greenville, is an executive coach and organizational consultant for high performing individuals, teams, and organizations. She is founder of Aspire Higher, women’s leadership development group coaching program for female talent in the workplace. Aspire Higher prepares participants for leadership and career development by accessing each women’s authentic strengths and hone essential leadership skills including negotiating, communicating, creating vision and strategy, and influencing. In addition to individual and group coaching, Amy is a facilitator and keynote speaker on professional development topics. She is passionate about creating gender-partnered leadership cultures within organizations. For more information about Amy and her services, visit

UWIT President Jill Rose (l) with Amy L. Robinson

UWIT is held monthly at City Range on Haywood Road.  Networking starts at 11:30 and lunch is served at 12:00.  Please register online  for future gatherings at   Walks-ins welcomed with cash or check payment of $20.  Contact Jill Rose at 864-908-0105 or for more information. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Interview Tips

By asking only a few questions an interviewer can get a good idea of whether or not you are suitable for the position.

The information you receive from us about the company and the work will help you to understand the background of the position for which you are being considered. Even more important is knowing yourself and being able to present that information to the client, your past achievements and your present strengths. The interviewer wants to understand these areas so he can determine how you will fit into the orginganization. Your manners, social sense, and ability to speak clearly and directly count. In interviewing in person, you should dress appropriately and neatly, and pay attention to grooming.

Above all, listen carefully to the interviewer's questions and take your time in answering. Don't feel you have to be talking constantly. From time to time ask questions yourself to clarify the meaning of a question or to show appropriate interest.

Here are some basic questions that might be asked of you. The interviewer wants to get a sense not only of what you CAN do, but also what you WILL do. In answering any questions, look for ways to giving a correct but positive impression of yourself.