20 Mar Attitude Matters When in a Job Transition | business2community.com
Originally published on business2community.com in March 20, 2019
In today’s professional world, there will be times that we have a job, and others that we have to find one. In fact, we will have to go back out into the job market several times during our professional lives. Going through a job transition may be (and hopefully should always be) an opportunity for growth and professional and/or career advancement.
It’s very important not to waste valuable time dealing with minor, less productive matters, or otherwise resting, traveling, or relaxing. As the months go by, if we lose focus, get distracted, have a poor attitude or lose momentum, contacts may start looking at us differently: “Could it be that there isn’t any real demand for his services? Is he not as good as he seemed?” And this can negatively impact the value of our personal brand.
Someone in a job transition looks towards his future, thinking about and planning what he wants to do. He analyzes his strengths and weaknesses to improve on them. He actively maintains his network of contacts, with a clear understanding of what he can do for every organization he approaches. He defines his personal positioning. He seeks to understand the labor market and his country’s economy at the time, analyzing companies and industries in order to find out where opportunities may lie. He prepares his tools, revising his résumé and personal marketing plan, practicing for interviews, and increasing his employability by attending courses, seminars, and forums. This person is most active, excited about the future, and works hard to shape it!
Certainly, doing all of this is not easy, and it’s a full-time job in and of itself, but it shows the commitment and professionalism we are capable of with regard to our career, and the confidence that we have in our talents and reputation. This winning attitude is highly effective, and it is the key to transmitting to the market our real commitment to the value that we can add as part of a future job and the results that we can generate there. Take great care of your attitude and — if the time comes — never act negatively but rather always positively in a transition process to a future full of opportunities that we create for ourselves.
**Originally posted at College, Career, Life