Keep a Positive Outlook During Your Job Search
Is your job search bringing you down?
Feeling negative during your employment search can be detrimental. A positive attitude is ultimately what will land you your next job.
It doesn’t matter if you have great typing skills, tons of experience, or many accreditations. If your attitude is adverse, you are not considered to be an attractive candidate.
Here are a few ways to avoid job search failure straight from our expert recruiters and hiring team. Enjoy!
1. Avoid Complaining
Misery may love company, but the job search is not the time to commiserate. “Be Positive” has become such a trendy thing to say, it has lost much of its meaning. However, it does have merit, as your overall attitude is what matters most when it comes to being a good hire.
2. Don’t Over-Share
No one needs all the details of your stressed out life and situation, particularly your potential employer. No TMI, please. We understand you want to explain yourself or vent your feelings, but saying less is more.
3. Keep Your Emotions In Check
We get it. Job seeking is pretty awful. Believe us, we are extremely compassionate. Why else would we have gotten into this business? It is simply inappropriate to disrespect and chastise your recruiter.
4. No Bad Mouthing
Don’t rag on your previous employers, former coworkers or lack of luck in your job search so far. Additionally you should treat everyone with respect, from your interviewer to the front desk receptionist. Expect that the interviewer will be seeking feedback from everyone.
5. Be Friendly & Polite
Along the same lines, try to keep a calm and pleasant demeanor. Acting aggressive or being abrupt is not in your best interest. Remember your manners, smile and say please and thank you.
6. Believe In Yourself
Your lack of confidence will be apparent and hinder your chances of getting the job. Take pride in your skills, but be careful not to over sell and then under deliver. For more tips to help you build your self-esteem check out this blog.
7. Don’t Give Up
You are not alone. Our knowledgeable recruiters are here to help you in any way, including boosting your mood or giving you advice on being patient during your search for employment.