Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Create a Positive Attitude - it Might Help Your Career

If you create a positive attitude, your positive attitude will permeate your resume, cover letter, and the interviewing process.

Okay, yes that may seem hokey. But, enough can't be said about creating a positive attitude while searching for a new job or career, even if you have to fake it for awhile.

Wait, faking a positive attitude? How's that going to help? Actually, it can help alot. For example, did you know that studies have found that Botox injections can actually help with depression? Is it something in the Botox? No, it's because Botox forces a smile. The conclusion is that even forcing a smile "fools" your brain into believing it's happy. That's right. Smiling, even when you don't mean it, can eventually help you become happier.

Even talking when smiling will make your voice sound cheerier. Again, even when you're not really happy. That's why phone workers are often advised to also smile when they greet potential customers on the phone. They create a positive attitude to help make you feel positive.

Again, what does this have to do with your career? Well, for starters, smile when you go in for your job interview. Don't let a defeatist attitude ruin your prospects. And, before you go to bed at night either write down or repeat some positive affirmations. Who knows, maybe the "laws of attraction" people have it right. Maybe expecting bad results can help bring bad results, while expecting positive results can help bring positive results.

Yes, yes, the above can be viewed as extremely simplistic. But, what have you go to lose? Really, a positive attitude won't hurt. And, it just might help. Even if you have to fake it for awhile.

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