Posted by Joe Alonzo, Director of eDiscovery/Computer Forensics at Glenmont Group
As we get deeper into the summer, you may soon feel that hiring tends to slow. You are probably right. Even though every company still has deadlines and deliverables to meet, the fact remains that we are entering the height of summer vacation season, and scheduling interviews will soon become hectic.
I follow several industry blogs, however Inc.com always has some insightful articles on today’s Professional. In this article, the writer highlights that he sees a lot of postings on staying positive, but not too many on losing your negativity. I couldn’t agree more. I speak with dozens of people per week, many of whom I am unable to help for an array of reasons. My best advice to the struggling job seeker is to stay positive, as hard as that may be. We are empathetic and realize that some candidates feel they cannot catch a break after countless interviews and unfavorable outcomes, but the pessimism will start to show and that could cost you the opportunity you need/want.
A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them – Leonard Lewis Levinson