Improving your Likability Factor with Employers - Work in Sports Podcast episode 111

Want to know the secret to improving your likability with potential employers? We have it on this episode of the Work in Sports podcast.

Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for and this is the Work in Sports podcast…

Now onto today’s question – from Tony in St.Louis – Tony before we get into your question.. a round trip flight from St. Louis to Atlanta… $200 on Expedia. Not too bad!

“Hi Brian – I’m a big fan of your podcast, thanks so much for all the help you provide all of us listeners and aspiring sports workers! My question is related to soft skills, so many of your guests talk about the importance of things like attitude and charisma and work ethic… which makes sense. But I find some people light up a room naturally, and I envy that from them. I’m not that guy, I’m a little shy, a little reserved, a little less gregarious than others…but I am no less smart and no less talented than they are. So how do I get across my soft skills so that people can see how talented I am and deserving of a job?”

Damn Tony – I love your open and honest vulnerability here. on the podcast episode we discuss:

  • Two words - Be Curious. 
  • When to ask questions
  • How to ask thoughtful questions
  • Open ended questions
  • Avoiding the sports talk radio conundrum
  • Being a good listener
  • Start with why

Listen in and you'll get some great advice from Brian on increasing your likability and soft skills with potential employers.

You want to stand out from the crowd, be likable and emotionally intelligent? You want to master the soft skills? Practice these techniques and ask thoughtful questions – that’s how you will warm yourself up to people.

By Brian Clapp | August 20, 2018
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