One of the most important things that an employer will look out for, more than your skills and experience, is a positive attitude. Whether you're filling out applications or attending interviews, having a positive mindset and attitude each step of the way will make your job search easier and more successful.
Below are some key thing to remember to keep you motivated, positive and appealing to prospective employers:
Filling out applications - Although you may be sitting at home in your pajamas while you fill out applications, it's important to think and feel positive and confident in yourself. In fact, there are several studies which show that having a positive attitude drives success. So as you busily fill out applications, remember to think positive and keep your eye on the prize. Before you know it you'll be arranging interviews with prospective employers.
Try something new - Applications not bringing you success? Sometimes you can feel like you are running in circles filling out the same information and talking about the same things in your applications. Try something new, and mix it up a bit to keep yourself interested and to see if this gives you better results with employers.
Attending interviews - Going into an interview can be daunting and stressful. Just remember, this is your time to shine and there's no reason to worry, just be yourself. Walking into an interview with a smile on your face and your head held high will let the employer know just how excited you are for this opportunity and show your interest.
After an interview - After you leave your interview it's important to remember to keep the positive vibes going. If you do get the job you can let the positivity follow you to your first day at work and beyond. If you don't get the job, don't let it slow you down. Rely on your positive attitude as you continue the search to find the perfect position.
Ways to increase positivity - Keeping a positive attitude while job hunting can sometimes be difficult, especially if you are currently out of work or employers aren't getting back to you. Don't worry, we've got a few ways to help you feel more optimistic, motivated during your job hunt, and find the perfect job for you.
- Make a playlist of feel good music to listen to
- Keep yourself busy and active to clear your mind
- Socialise and stay in touch with close friends and family
- Treat yourself to your favourite snack or food
- Watch a your favourite film or tv program
With a positive attitude you’re sure to accomplish your goals and find the job that’s right for you! Good luck!