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May 16, 2013

SEAL BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Professionalism, high energy and confidence ranked highest of the top-five personality traits employers look for in job candidates according to a global survey by Stockholm-based employer branding firm Universum*. More employers want their colleagues to have these skills and are willing to pay for them according to Rockwood Communications Counsel a consulting firm specializing in business reputations, crisis communications and etiquette.   

“We’ve seen a 34% increase in the past year for training regarding people’s e-image, when to navigate from digital-to-face time, how to manage highly charged situations, and of course mastering critical first impressions,” says Crystal Rockwood, president of Rockwood Communications Counsel. “Employers want professionalism back in a way that suits the social digital era.”    

Two new seminars, Business Relations Toolkit and Advanced Business Social Networkingteach how to create an inviting e-image, signals in dining etiquette that reveal a person’s character in the workplace, making solid first impressions, today’s attire for business and business casual circles, recovering from a faux pas, and more.

“First impressions are formed before you open your mouth,” says Rockwood. “People routinely send signals that convey disinterest or arrogance to clients who they actually want to impress.” Much of etiquette is demonstrating confidence in unchartered waters, she explains.

Starting May 30the Business Relations Toolkit and the Advanced Business Social Networking seminars will be offeredwith duplicate sessions scheduled for Tuesday, June 11. All workshops are held in the first floor conference room of 3020 Old Ranch Parkway in Seal Beach. Seminars are $199 if registered before May 17 and $249 after that date. Registration will be accepted up until May 27. For more information visit http://www.rockwoodcc.com/training or call 562 799-5565.

About Rockwood Communications Counsel, Inc.

Rockwood Communications Counsel, Inc. (RCC) is a privately owned, full-service reputation management firm based in Seal Beach, CA. The company specializes in crisis communications, public relations strategies, publicity services, media training and business etiquette training. Crystal Rockwood is an Authorized Trainer with the Emily Post Institute of Business Etiquette.

*Forbes.com10/4/2012, Top Five Personality Traits Employers Hire Most by Meghan Casserly

 

Contacts

Rockwood Communications Counsel, Inc.
Danielle Gaut, 562-799-5565
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