Effective resume writing is just the first step in obtaining employment. In other words, it is only the beginning of what turns out to be a long way. Although developing an effective resume takes a lot of time and efforts this is not the final stage of a job search. It only leads to the next milestone which we all call a job interview. And that's the stage where your resume won't play the major role anymore. From the moment you have been chosen for an interview your resume or CV is only a secondary tool to evaluate your candidacy for the opening. Now it boils down to your personality which is really can be seen in your attitude. Many job seekers are not aware of the fact that the best hire might not have the perfect resume and hiring authorities understand that. Therefore, as soon as you've got a chance to talk to the hiring manager at a job interview you should demonstrate your professional attitude. That's all you can do really...
Attitude Can Get You There
First of all, we have to say that attitude is a choice and everyone can choose their own attitude toward various things. However, depending on what you choose hiring authorities may either hire or ignore your candidacy for the job. People who have the motivation, as well as a positive attitude, can accomplish whatever they want. Who in the world wouldn't want to hire this kind of people? You can ask any HR manager and they will confirm that personality and attitude of the candidate become primary criteria when selecting the right hire for the opening. You can be qualified and experienced in all aspects of the job but if you fail to demonstrate the right attitude you can be easily sacked. So starting from the interview you better make sure you have a right attitude when approaching employers. This will help you have not only a good job but a fulfilling career as well.
Be positive and avoid negativity. Negative people never attract employers as they understand that negativism will never help improve operations. It does have a damaging influence on the team as it steals energy and makes people shun their own ideas and initiatives. If you used to have a negative attitude toward most things at your workplace you should consider changing your attitude. Pretty much any situation has positive sides and if you ignore them and concentrate on how bad things are sooner or later it will be unbearable to work with you. So whether you are at a job interview or you are already working you have to stay positive and encourage those around you to push themselves no matter how bad things are. You will see how it can increase productivity and improve team spirit in the company or department.
Don't try to set yourself apart. Teamwork is one of the most important things in the workplace and if you ignore it you can't expect much really. The so-called law of synergy says that if one can produce 10 goods per week, two can produce more than 20 goods per week. Together everyone achieves more and you can do absolutely nothing to change that. No matter how good you are you should be a part of the team not just formally but practically take part in whatever your team is doing. Every employer will benefit from good team players so approaching your colleagues in that manner can be a great start at a new job.