Let’s be honest. The process of searching for a job can be time consuming. If you’ve been at it for a while and still haven’t found a position, it’s easy to become a little disheartened.
The good news is that there’s one simple thing within your control, and it can increase your chances of landing a job – being positive! Here’s why it pays to have a positive attitude during your job search.
It Makes You a More Appealing Candidate
People naturally want to work with co-workers who are friendly, cheerful and upbeat. Those with a glass-half-full type of personality are usually more fun to be around and have a certain type of energy that pessimistic people lack. When you show up to an interview with a positive attitude, you’re more likely to connect with your recruiter and make a good impression, which boosts your likelihood of ultimately landing a job.
Positive Employees Are More Likely to Get Promoted
Nobody likes a chronic complainer. They’re often draining to be around and create an unpleasant working environment for others. But positive people have the reverse effect. They’re fun to be around and are more likely to experience long-term success.
In fact, a study from the University of California, Riverside found that “managers with a positive mood at work receive more rewards from their supervisors.” It also states “a small relationship between well-being and income exists, such that as well-being increases, so does income.”
The bottom line here is that a positive mindset is often a precursor for career success.
How Can I Be More Positive?
One of the simplest things you can do is to be positive when talking about past jobs or employees during a job interview. Praise former employers and co-workers. That attitude can show a potential employer you have a good attitude and are professional.
Here are some other things you can do to reflect a positive attitude:
- Be optimistic about your future (thoughts are powerful).
- Have “an attitude of gratitude” where you focus on the things you’re thankful for rather than what hasn’t gone your way.
- Smile more often.
- Start doing “random acts of kindness.” This can give your life new perspective and make you feel more positive about yourself.
Although you can’t control your circumstances, you can control your attitude. By putting forth effort to adopt a more positive mindset, you can set yourself up for success and boost your chances of landing a job considerably.
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