A job search can be a grueling, tiring process - especially if you don't get the results you were expecting right away. However, the key to enjoying success is to stay positive, and that's especially the case if you don't particularly feel like staying positive.
Look at it this way: being negative is absolutely not going to help you. So what do you have to lose by striving to stay positive instead? Nothing. In fact, it could very well do you a world of good. That's because positive thoughts produce positive actions, and if you are able to produce positive actions over an extended period of time, that's when good things happen.
With all of this in mind, below are four ways for staying positive during your job search and increasing your chances for success:
#1 - Seize the opportunity to network more.
There is no downside to networking more, even if your job search does not go the way you hoped it would. Networking is one of the number-one ways to ensure more success in not only your job search, but also your career. This includes both online networking, like LinkedIn, and off-line networking, like attending workshops and trade shows.
#2 - Lean on your support system.
More than likely, you have friends and family, people who care about you. If you're feeling down or are under stress due to your job search, then perhaps they can help you to stay positive. Remember: don't be afraid to ask for help. Those who care for you will be willing to help in your time of need.
#3 - Build up your resiliency.
As we've pointed out before in this blog, resiliency is one of the most important traits that a person can have, both personally and professionally. Those people who are the most resilient are also the most likely to persevere and enjoy success. And it may not surprise you to know that employers most definitely want to hire people who are resilient.
#4 - Visualize and anticipate your success.
This is where positive thinking really helps. When you visualize your success, it becomes more real to you. In other words, it becomes more attainable in your mind, and then it will be easier for you to transfer the success that you've already achieved in your mind to the success that you will achieve in the employment marketplace.
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Take, for instance, this testimonial from a job seeker who found a new job through Time Staffing:
"Time Staffing got me a great job opportunity. I'm happy for my new career."
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Hiring is difficult enough in the current marketplace, with labor shortages in many industries. However, when employers make the mistake of hiring the wrong person, it makes hiring even more difficult.
A bad hire or a mis-hire can be extremely costly for companies and organizations, including in terms of money. If you hire the wrong person, first you have to get rid of that person. Then you have to start the hiring process all over again, basically duplicating your efforts. Now it takes twice as much time, energy, and effort to hire the right person.
Below are four ways that your company can avoid bad hires and mis-hires:
#1 - Conduct background checks.
This is a non-negotiable, mandatory part of the hiring process. You can't expect to enjoy hiring success without conducting background checks. When you do this, not only will you increase the likelihood that you'll hire better, but you'll also streamline the hiring process and save time in the process. The only thing better than hiring the right person is hiring the right person quickly.
#2 - Solicit the participation of multiple interviewers.
Different people have different points of view. This should come as no surprise. However, different perspectives contribute to greater hiring success. When multiple people ask questions during an interview, what they collectively think about the person being interviewed paints a more accurate picture of their candidacy.
#3 - Screen candidates as thoroughly as you can.
Yes, you're conducting background checks. Yes, multiple people are interviewing candidates. However, it's a good idea to use as many screening methods as possible. This includes aptitude and personality tests, as well as other testing. When you implement this strategy, you'll be more informed and thus, you'll be more likely to make a better hiring decision.
#4 - Analyze your company's past hiring success (or lack of it).
What you've done in the past as an organization can shed some light on what you should do in the future. Look at your best employees. How did you hire those employees? Specifically, what was the process by which you hired them? Ideally, incorporate that same process in your attempts to hire new employees. In the same fashion, what was the process involved with your worst hires? Ideally, you should avoid whatever was involved with that process.
If you need temporary or direct employees for your workforce, then Time Staffing can help! We have experience identifying and screening top-notch candidates in numerous fields for a variety of employers. Our goal is help you hire the right employee at the right time to get the right results.
However, you don't have to only take our word for it. Take, for instance, this testimonial from a company that successfully found new employees through Time Staffing:
"Time Staffing is always responsive. There is always somebody in the office to address concerns."
Contact Time Staffing today to find out more about our placement services for employers!
Time Staffing Inc.