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Attitude!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Updated: 13/10/2015

Today on Let's Get Working we'll discuss the qualities you should embrace to improve your attitude while job hunting.

When you have a disability it is easy to develop a bad attitude when looking for a job. This attitude usually comes from a feeling of not being given a fair go and being judged by your limitations and not by your skills.

At times it is difficult; it feels like you're never going to find a job. You start to feel down, you lose confidence in your abilities and you just feel like giving up. This sort of attitude can spiral out of control if you let it, so you have to push past these feelings and keep trying.

I know people that feel because they haven't found a job they are a bludger or a loser, because that is how society often views them. They have let other people's views on their current situation affect their attitude, but they shouldn't have.
When I hear these people say this I remind them. Just because you're currently unemployed doesn't mean it will always be this way. As long as you are actively putting in an effort to find a job, you're not a bludger or a loser. It doesn't matter what others think.

The truth is looking for a job is hard for everyone, finding a job that suits you can be hard. It is important to stay positive and remember, as long as you don't give up, you haven't failed.

When looking for a job you need to embrace the following qualities:

  • Resilience
  • Optimism
  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Focus
  • Desire to Achieve

Resilience
Bouncing back from continuous rejections is easier if you view failure as a learning experience. Rather than blaming yourself or others, or thinking that the task is too hard. Think about what you could have done differently, what you could have said differently and remember to change these things during your next interview.

Optimism
A positive attitude can help you get through a lot of things. Sitting around thinking negatively about how you can't find a job won't motivate you to keep looking. By saying I will find a job eventually as long as I keep looking will motivate you and keep you open to new opportunities.

Confidence
Confidence is about believing in yourself. If you are confident, you believe in your own abilities and you know you have the skills to do the job. By seeing a setback as just another challenge to conquer, you will remain confident during setbacks and keep applying for jobs.
Showing confidence is important when applying for jobs. If you don't believe in your abilities or what you are saying the employer will pick up on this. They need to be sure that the person they hired can do the job. If you don't believe you can do it, why will the employer?

Creativity
Creativity shows that you are not exactly the same as every other person. Finding ways to stand out of the crowd and impress the employer are important. Demonstrating that you can think of innovative solutions to problems or new ways to doing things can make you a valuable person.

Focussed
Focus is very important when looking for a job. When you are focussed, you are committed to looking for a job, you ignore distractions and you don't make up excuses for why you aren't looking. By turning job hunting into your job, will gain employment quicker than spending 30 minutes a day looking.

Desire to achieve
A desire to achieve will serve you well and take you far in all areas of your life. A desire to achieve compels you to set goals for yourself, meet or exceed these goals and reflect on these goals to improve yourself.

Until next time,
Steven



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