Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Skills for Job Search Success

Organization comes in several forms. Whether it is properly filing documentation or being on time for a task, this characteristic is a crucial skill to your success. Keeping a positive attitude will help you with your skill development. It is also very important to keep your skills sharp, especially when they are not being utilized on a full-time basis.  

Get Organized

Success in your quest to find the job of your dreams depends a great deal on your ability to be organized. You must know each day what it is you need to do in order to gain the next interview that could open the door to the right opportunity. Your time and resources are limited, and you must maintain both motivation and organization. Both a calendar and a list for each day can go a long way to keeping you on track toward your goal.  

Be Punctual

Being on time is crucial. Delivery services, transportation services, emergency response units and many other workers face serious and life-threatening consequences if they are not on time. A plane that does not arrive on time can cause hundreds of people to miss appointments and business opportunities. Punctuality and the ability to meet deadlines is one of the distinguishing characteristics of successful people in business.  

I Can Do This!

One of the biggest obstacles in the way of your success is discouragement. At the heart of discouragement lies self-doubt. The voice inside your head that whispers, “you'll never make it,” “you might as well give up,” or “you'll never amount to anything” is not correct. The truth is, "You can do this!"  This does not come easy in many cases. It does require work. You need to take a chance and overcome your fears. Learn to accept "no" as an answer. Every time you hear "no," think "GREAT - NEXT!" If you keep searching, you will find your job.Until next time ...


Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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