JOB SEARCH / JUL. 19, 2013
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Maintaining the Right Job Seeker Attitude

Searching for jobs is challenging and difficult, especially for job seekers who are continuously faced with disappointment. A number of job seekers spend months on end trying to land a job in their industry of expertise but to no avail. This is bound to cause ill feeling and frustration for the job seeker as their efforts seem to bear no fruit, however it is important not to reflect this attitude in your job search.

Here are some tips on having the right job seeker attitude to land your dream job:

Stay Positive

Individuals who are searching for jobs should always have a positive outlook towards their job hunt. Job seekers who project a negative attitude in their job interview tend to attract more negativity – in the form of rejection. Employers want to hire individuals who approach their job with positivity and excitement, not someone who will burden the office with their negativity. This type of attitude also displays discontent and disconcert for their job role.

Project Enthusiasm

Those who enjoy their line of work automatically project happiness and excitement towards their tasks. This is the type of attitude that employers appreciate and seek for in their employees. A number of recruiters find that many job seekers have a discouraged approach towards their job search, however it is noticed that graduates tend to project the most enthusiasm towards their job search – thus landing jobs much faster compared to weathered job seekers. 

Be Motivated

If your job search is not going well and you haven’t landed an interview for a long period of time, it is highly advised to take a break from job searching to regain focus and be motivated. A demotivated attitude is bound to harm your chances of finding employment than help. Job seekers who have a defeated attitude give off vibes of negativity which are easily picked up by recruiters, therefore it is important to take time off from job searching and redefine your attitude. 

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