Sunday, 17 February 2013

4 Habits of Highly Successful Job Seekers


Developing  a positive mental attitude is key to landing yourself the job you desire. Always strive to pursue your dreams, and never give up, regardless of what the circumstances may seem like. Muovo would like to share with you the following four habits that you should be incorporating into your own job seeking strategy.

These tips are courtesy of Recruiter.com.

1. Be Proactive.
Successful job seekers are not successful because they are bestowed by more opportunities. They are successful because they make it a point to get out there and find chances to make things happen. They are also ever-prepared for the next good thing to come along. For instance, their online professional profiles, personal websites, and resumes are kept perpetually updated. Their wallets are always full of business cards just in case they run into someone to give them to while out and about (you get the idea).

2. Be Outgoing.
Successful job seekers never turn down an opportunity to network or rub elbows with other people in their field. Instead of sitting at home in front of the television, they accept with a charming smile those invites to corporate get-togethers and attending local events where great contacts are likely to be found. They’re also outgoing once they get there, making it a point to introduce themselves to people and engage potential business contacts.

3. Be a Team Player.
Whether you are working in a highly social environment or working remotely with clients and customers who live overseas, it is important not to underestimate the value of people skills and the ability to connect when it comes to those you work with. No one wants to hire someone who doesn’t work well with others or who’s going to have too much trouble being engaging and pleasant when they have to. Successful job seekers take advantage of opportunities to get to know new people or to contribute something to the team.

4. Step Out of your Comfort Zones.
On some level, just about every one of us would prefer to play it safe and be comfortable than take risks and possibly step into the 'Unknown'. However, those who are successful at what they do take the 'bull by the horns' and seek to find ways to welcome new experiences as new adventures. They welcome chances to try new things, meet new people, work on different projects, and pick up new skills. They realize that every time they do, they grow as people and have even more to offer than they did the day, week, or month before. The more varied and experienced you can become in regards to different things related to your field, the more attractive you’re ultimately going to be as a job candidate.

Do you have any comments? Muovo would like to hear from you!

Nikita Pisani at Muovo

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