What are the qualities of someone of substance to which a young professional can aspire? Here are 6 elements that make a young professional of substance.
You’ve heard the advice a million times: “Before the interview, do your employer research.”
And yet one of the top complaints by recruiters, hiring managers and HR professionals is that many candidates come in into an interview unprepared…
You’ve heard it before: “A job search is a full-time job in itself.” Of course, if you were applying for a job as “Professional Job Searcher,” you would want to get really, really good at it. You’d want to overcome the competition and wow the employer. That means putting in the time, effort and energy to obtain the traits, attitudes and behaviors needed to succeed. And one of the most important traits: mental toughness. In their book, Developing Mental Toughness, Doug Styrcharczyk, and Peter Clough identify the “4 Cs” of being mentally tough. I’ve filtered them through the job search to prompt
After earning her degree, one of my daughters is facing that challenging post-college period when the summer partying is over, her friends are scattered up and down the country and the cold reality of ‘what’s next?’ takes center stage.
Sound familiar? If the answer to that question is yes, what practical actions can you take? What mindset would serve you best as you begin the job search in earnest?
Employers are looking for people with not just technical skills, but those with the attitude your co-workers, customers and vendors respect. So choosing the right attitude makes a huge difference to their business, and your chances of getting hired there.
Here are 10 value-adding attitudes, what they look like, how they help you and employers, and some questions to make you think about your own attitude…