For instance, one woman introduced herself to me and began sharing a great deal of how employers discriminate against her based on age, how she has worked part time, and can’t seem to get a break. She didn’t know me, had no idea how many people in the community I know, and ostracized me the moment her lips started moving. Instead of selling why she would be a great asset to an organization or sharing what she has done and asking how I could help, she treated me as her therapist, dumping her acidic personality and toxicity onto me. Why would someone want to hire her? I couldn’t stand to have a 5 minute conversation with her.
No matter what has happened in your search and no matter what happened with your previous employer, stop being so damn negative! Your attitude can get you hired, promoted, fired, and keep you on unemployment. Keep your 5 minute and 30 second “about me” presentations positive. Smile. Be someone likeable and people will want to help and hire you, instead of wanting to visit their own shrink to tell him/her: “You’ll never believe what is going on in the unemployment arena nowadays!”
Be the person you would want to spend 40+ hours a week with. When someone dumps their negativity on me, it takes all I have not to scream: “It’s YOU!” YOU and YOUR NASTY ATTITUDE are why you are not working. Look very bluntly in the mirror. See if you would hire the side of you that is looking back. If not, change yourself. Be the best YOU that YOU can be!!!