Motivational Tips in the Legal Recruitment Jobs Market
Staying positive during these lean times will help you remain focused whilst looking for employment, whether in a job or not. There are a lot of people looking for a new opportunity but try not to focus on the competition. It is a great achievement to even get an interview with so many candidates applying for positions, so do see the request as a success. Accept that you will not be successful in every vacancy you apply for and have a strategy to keep going. Certainly, having a positive outlook will help maintain your confidence and that should help you when looking for a job, when attending interview and also any high pressure situations.
There is a lot of data to support the notion that optimists are always more successful than pessimists. Some people see things through a filter of optimism, such as glass half full, and others see the world through a net of pessimism; they always find the cloud in the silver lining. How do you want others to see you?
Here are some tips to help keep you motivated and to assist you with your job hunting:
- Commit to changing your attitude to be more optimistic? Changing the language you use in every day communication can really help change your attitude.
- Don’t use negative phrases like “I can’t, It’s impossible, or this won’t work” These statements will actually programme your mind to look for negative results.
- When asked “How are you ?”, try responding with, “Great, terrific or fabulous” rather than the dull option of “OK” or “getting there”
- Stop complaining – especially over things you have no control, for example the Company you work for, or customers or clients.
- Stop griping about your illnesses and personal problems, believe it or not people don’t want to hear about it. What good does it do, other than depress you and the people around you ?
- Try substituting neutral words for emotionally loaded ones. As an example, rather than saying “I’m enraged” say “I’m a bit annoyed” or better still “this is a real challenge”
- Remove swearing and obscenities from your vocabulary. These words can be a sign of a lazy mind when you can’t think of anything intelligent or witty to say.
Other general steps you can take to keep yourself motivated:-
- Condition your body – Everything requires physical energy to make things happen. Make sure you get good nutrition and exercise and stick to your routine.
- Surround yourself with positive people. Negative people drain your energy and don’t add value to your life, and hanging around them will rub off on you.
- Train your mind. Look for the positive in everything you say and do.
- Put your brain into gear, before you put your mouth into action. In other words, think before you speak.
- Have goals, but bite size tasks that you can achieve and also be flexible if you need to be.
- Always take time to evaluate your failures, and celebrate them. The most valuable lessons can come from what you don’t actually achieve. Always try to understand where you went wrong and learn from it.
I’ve heard people say that when you’re unhappy its because you’ve decided to be unhappy. I don’t think it’s quite as simplistic as that as people have lots of pressures and factors that they can’t always control. However, if you can put some some positivity in to your day then that must surely go some way to helping you accomplish something worthwhile.
We’ve finished off with some well-known quotes:
- “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
- “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination”
- “I let negativity roll off me like water off a ducks back. If it’s not positive then I don’t
hear it. If you can overcome that, the fight’s a lot easier”
- “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”
Hope you found this a useful and positive read.