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Mastering Small Talk Can Make a Big Difference

When it comes to conversation with co-workers, are you a regular Chatty Cathy, or are you more of a Silent Cal? Well, at KB Staffing, we recommend working on your conversation skills if you are at either extreme, and there’s a good reason for this. When it comes to Polk County employment opportunities, a little chit-chat can go a long way toward getting you that dream job. Read on to learn how.

Small Talk Your Way to Big Opportunities
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of talking with KB Staffing President, Kelly Braaten, you know that she is a sparkling conversationalist. This trait has helped her hone her skills at providing expert staffing service to numerous companies throughout Polk County. Here’s how a little small talk can help you open new doors.

  • Connecting with others. Mastering the art of polite conversation helps you connect with your co-workers, supervisors, and others in your field. Practice active listening and asking relevant questions to show that you are interested in the person you are talking to. You will make a better impression as someone who cares about the things that other people care about.
  • Building meaningful relationships. As you express interest in the topics that other people bring up, you’ll find common ground with them. Share some of your own interests by staying up-to-date on trends in those areas and other current events. Over time, you will create lasting bonds of common interests and goals with people who may one day think of you when they need someone well-versed on one of those topics to help out.
  • Strengthening your professional network. What good is it to know lots of people if none of them know anything about you? Pay attention to the people you’ve met and make an effort to keep in touch. When you talk to them, build your way up from talking about the weather and sports to discussing your professional aspirations and accomplishments. That doesn’t mean dominate every conversation by tooting your own horn, but it’s okay to mention what you want out of life with people you’ve invested some time in conversation with.

Talk to KB Staffing
If you’re worried about how you’re coming across in conversations, come into the KB Staffing office and talk to us. We’ll be happy to give you some feedback to help you improve your marketability so that you can take full advantage of all the Polk County employment opportunities that suit you.