How your emotions can get in the way of getting a job

From Naturally Moi

Interviews are short, so what you show employers in that time is how they will remember you. Treat the interview like a performance.

A lot of people are struggling to find a job right now given the state of the economy. No matter how disparaging the quest is, it remains important for job seekers to show a positive attitude. Managers and potential employers want to feel energy radiating off of you. So whenever you are about to write an email or make any contact with someone that you might want to work for, do so with positive energy and confidence.

Appearing enthusiastic, even when you are not is more likely to grab the potential employer’s attention in the right way. Potential employees who appear to be desperate or depressed are not attractive to employers who are looking to add people to their staff who believe in their abilities. The employer wants to see how your skills can bring them more money and not more headaches.

Pretending to be confident when you are not is a great strategy for managing the job search when you are in a bad mood. Interviews are short, so what you show employers in that time is how they will remember you. Treat the interview like a performance. When you walk in, you need to do so with your game face on, ready to take that job.

People who are feeling down on themselves tend to struggle with identifying the qualities that make them an asset to an employer. That is why it is important to make a list of your abilities before the interview so that you can state them quickly and convincingly, instead of searching for them underneath your deflated ego.

When you’re feeling down, put yourself around people who uplift you. You need to be in an environment that will infuse positivity and encouragement into your life in order to get out of your slump. Not keeping to yourself and presenting yourself as enthusiastic and capable will help you to become more successful during your job hunt.

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