Traits that Hamper Hiring Potential – Part II
“One of the most important steps you can take toward achieving your greatest potential in business is to learn to monitor your attitude and its impact on your work performance, relationships and everyone around you,” says Alex Pirouz. It’s true. Attitude plays a huge role in a person’s overall life, so naturally, it will have a major impact on all things related to job performance. A fact every boss and HR manager have stenciled on a plaque somewhere. So, what particular attitude concerns are those making the hiring decisions watching for? Apathy/Lack of Enthusiasm Maybe you approach life with a ho-hum attitude that finds you shrugging in take-it-or-leave-it mode about this or any job. You call it a “roll with the punches” approach. But if you can’t muster enough enthusiasm to be genuinely interested in a potential position at XYZ, Inc., then don’t expect XYZ management to be eager to hire you. When connecting with a potential employer, a lackadaisical attitude can send only one message to the hiring team: this is the level of enthusiasm we should expect if we hire Mr. A. That realization will send your resume sailing through the air toward the waste basket. A lack of enthusiasm does not appear on any list of employee attributes. Too Laid Back
- Project deadlines? Yeah, those are just suggestions, right?
- Company dress code? Merely guidelines to follow, if we want to, sure thing.
- Hey, don’t sweat it! I’m not.