Have You Checked Out?

Join Us for a Webinar on Tuesday, September 29th CareerBoard and Janice Worthington, Certified Job & Career Coach, continue in the series of webinars on the various professionals who determine a hire…the external recruiter, human resource manager and hiring decision-maker.

Joining Janice will be Terry Martin, a senior corporate Human Resources executive who recently retired from Emerson Network Power/ Liebert Corporation in HR. Terry has 38 years experience in corporate HR working for Liebert and other manufacturing companies. Janice and Terry will discuss what candidates can do to really stand out from the crowd and land their dream jobs!

Title: Who You Have to Impress to Get Hired-Part Two
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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My friend has checked out. He hates his job because he believes there’s no hope for a promotion. My friend used to love this job. He enjoyed helping customers with great ideas and cherished the hero status he was awarded when solving their problems.

Everyday he looked forward to going to work and many times took work home with him. But alas, sales are down and the company has to freeze both hiring and sales incentives. There have been no lay-offs but morale is down and so now my friend hates his job.

My neighbor has checked out too. Someone went into her unlocked car and stole her satellite radio. Still her homeowner’s insurance immediately replaced the radio but now, after 25 years in the neighborhood, she no longer likes her house. She barely talks to me. She wants to move.

I was amazed when I found out that though the reported unemployment rate is 9.7%, it is actually higher because it excludes those who have stopped looking for jobs. They too have checked out.

If you are one who has “checked out” because of disappointment in your job search I urge you to reconsider. My friend who hates his job might well regret his “half empty” glass philosophy if it affects his performance. Sales will ultimately increase but he could well be unemployed if his negativity is seen as a disadvantage to the team.

My neighbor’s house is nearly paid off and her behavior because of one incident could well lead her to make a counter-productive financial decision. To relocate your residence as a knee-jerk reaction could be regretful.

As we begin to recover from The Great Recession (which has begun) and hiring increases, those who have checked out will be further behind than those who have continued the hunt.

So whatever you do, don’t check out in your job search. If you have, now is the time to begin again. Those who don’t stay in the game can’t win the game. Those who persevere always out-perform.

Original post: CareerBoard.com