Is Attitude Really That Important In A Job Search?MGR Accounting Recruiters in
In one word – Yes!
While performing a search for a client recently, I realized that we had been thinking about one specific person for almost every job that had come in. That is unusual. All the requirements were a little different, but we kept including one specific applicant on the short list of people to consider for each job. Then I realized what it was. It was her attitude.
Every time we called her, and I mean every time, she had an upbeat, positive attitude. It made her pleasant to work with. She had every reason to be frustrated with her search because she was unemployed and had been for a while, but she never let that show through in her attitude. Consequently, every time we spoke with her on the phone, we felt better and more energized from doing so.
This caused me to think…
The reality for job seekers is that you truly always should be ‘on’ attitude-wise. You need to put a smiling face forward to the marketplace at all times so that when you are having the right conversation with the right individual, it works out for you. You never can tell what opportunities will come your way, and from whom, so you should be ready with a positive attitude at all times.
Job searches can be frustrating, particularly if you are unemployed or truly ‘hate’ your current job; however, you can’t let that frustration show through. When the phone rings and it is a potential employer, even the first word you utter should be done with a smile. Often job seekers answer the phone in a “you must be a telemarketer” tone, only to then try to perk up and recover after they realize it is an employer. When you are looking for a job, answer your phone each and every time like it is Publishers Clearinghouse calling. The worst thing that could happen is you will make a telemarketer’s day; the best thing that could happen is that you land your dream job.
I wish you the best in your search.