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The Best Motivator for Doing a Good Job Is the Job Itself

People are often so desperate for a job that they’re willing to apply for a position they don’t like just for the money. This is truly an unfortunate situation (but can be accepted in case of an emergency).

Every company wants to hire someone who likes his/her job, is interested in it and will work with passion. It’s just as important as the actual qualification. You have more influence on the recruiter if you’re selective and value yourself higher.

It’s proven that you’ll get better results if you enjoy the work you do. In addition you won’t be miserable and exhausted when you get home. It’s also easier to develop your industry skills if you have real interest in the field. The best way to select a position is to forget all the jobs you dislike. Make a choice only between those you’d enjoy doing. Then you won’t just be working pay check to pay check. You’d actually love showing up at your job every day.

After you’ve found a role you’d really like to take on, visit the company website and Google the names of the firm’s most influential members. Do you like their thoughts, ideas and the principles they value? If not, you probably won’t be happy there. Usually a company has the “face” of its leaders.

If the vacancy has passed all your tests and you still like it, be ready for strong action. Refresh your knowledge in the field by reading books and/or professional journals about the subject, doing research on the Internet and networking with people in the same industry. It’ll give you a great boost of self-confidence because you’re now more adequate, informed and qualified. This is something the employer will certainly notice.

When considering your likes and dislikes stay objective. What that means is that don’t apply for a job as a lecturer at a university if you haven’t graduated from high school. Maybe it’s an extreme example but finding a suitable job from the ones you have the potential to get is really important. Otherwise it’ll only cause you negative feelings when you’re constantly being rejected by the employers.

Checklist:

  • Choose a job that you can enjoy or be passionate about.
  • Find out whether you like the ideas and principles of the company.
  • Educate yourself as much as possible in the desired field.
  • Stay objective and apply for a job you can handle.

Does Your CV Live Up to the Person You Really Are?

A lot of people think that others can decide whether they’re valuable or not. You’re unique just like me and everybody else. In fact you’re exactly what you think of yourself. When you tame your thoughts and think positive about yourself, it’ll have a great impact on your self-esteem. You’ve done many beautiful and good things in your life and deserve respect for that.

The way we perceive the world around us, determines our reality. Surround yourself with everything good and try not to think about the bad things. Our lives are mostly affected by the way we think things are. When you begin to value every small success you’ve had in the past, you’ll start believing more in yourself. It’ll not only improve your personal life but also your professional career.

You’ve probably had many events in your past that were significant and worthwhile. Maybe you just don’t put much value to them. You may even refer to them as being “nothing special”. But in actuality the way you view your accomplishments can have a huge positive impact on your CV.

Do you know anyone, who tells you how interesting and exciting and full of great moments his/her life is? There’s something we can learn from someone like that. You should remember that small things are only small because you think they’re small. Figure out, why certain events were important and developmental, then describe them colourfully and with pride. This will greatly enrich the variety of experiences you can use in your CV. The interviewer will never ask questions like: “What did others think about it?” or: “Wasn’t it a worthless small event in reality?”.

Always be honest, concise and accurate when writing your resume, but at the same time don’t forget that you deserve more than you give yourself credit for.