One Really Good Tip to End Your Job Search: Think Positive

smiling woman on phone  stockimages africa sad woman at computerYour attitude determines your altitude.  That is so true for the job search.  Your job search will be much more successful if you have a positive attitude rather than a  pessimistic outlook .   I can tell if you have a positive or a negative mindset by observing four different things about you.  They are your appearance-hair, makeup, shaving; clothing-overly casual, worn, out dated; your speech-talk negatively, flat and monotone; your actions—activity level and choice of activity.

To have a positive attitude, stay active and involved with others.  By engaging in low/no cost activities, you take your mind off your job search and allow yourself a brief respite from the search.  Be around positive people, their attitude will rub off on you.  Watch the funniest movie you can find so you can laugh out loud and not just giggle.  Laugh as often as you can.  Think you will get a job and you will.

Happy people are hired over gloomy people.  Remember one of the things the hiring manager is looking for is whether you fit into the department. Take a look at the two photos and decide which one you would rather work with.

Photo credit:  africa and stock images

4 Comments to "One Really Good Tip to End Your Job Search: Think Positive"

  1. Michelle's Gravatar Michelle
    January 23, 2013 - 9:53 pm | Permalink

    That’s an important reminder, Arleen. People can sense our attitude and energy, and it makes a big difference in the first impressions (and second… and third…) we make.

  2. Donovan Dreyer's Gravatar Donovan Dreyer
    January 23, 2013 - 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Attitude is powerful! Very nice post, Arleen!

  3. Marilyn Santiesteban's Gravatar Marilyn Santiesteban
    January 23, 2013 - 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely true! Others will value you equal to how they perceive you value yourself. And actions speak far louder than words – it’s what you DO, not what you say you’re going to do.

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