How can I help my husband improve his business communication skills?
My husband is brilliant, but extremely shy. He is looking for a new job and needs to be able to express himself appropriately and professionally in an interview with prospective employers. Does anyone know where I can find resources to help him learn how to overcome his insecurity in this matter? He has been a restaurant manager with the same company for 22 years, but wants to change his career path to one that is less stressful. He has a wide variety of skills and could probably work in any number of fields. He is well educated and very creative. But, he just doesn't know how to talk to people with whom he isn't familiar without getting extremely nervous and stumbling with his words. He's a really great guy, age 42. So, how can he quickly learn how to get through the interview process? And, what can I do to encourage him? Thanks.
Asked By: superfluity - 2/12/2007
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The problem is usually rooted in a confidence problem. And if it's been in place this long, it may be difficult to break "quickly". Though I'd say look for a position in an industry in which he is familar and knowledgable. Doing so, he should be able to hold a conversation about a such a job. Basically it's a... More
Answered By: kb - 2/12/2007
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Send him to a Dale Carnegie Course.
Answered By: "Corey" - 2/12/2007
I'm sorry, but divorce is the only solution.
Answered By: Chuck Dhue - 2/12/2007
Yes a career and a job can be stressful... More
Answered By: ilovefrost - 2/12/2007
I commend you on being such a caring wife...it's very nice to see how eloquently you worded this... More
Answered By: Mexico4me - 2/12/2007
I don't have an answer but this is a real problem for lots of people and is sad. Helps if he interviews w/shy people, who'll be more understanding & accepting, and there are plenty of successful shy people too. Too bad there are group therapy sessions to encourage shy people to open up kind of like AA. Maybe he could... More
Answered By: Babyface - 2/12/2007
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