I met one young guy this week who made an impression. He was a new hire in one of my regular clients and he had been in position only a few months. This was our first meeting and he left such a positive impression it led me to ponder how he had managed to do this?
He was upbeat, enthusiastic and saying how much he was enjoying the job; much better than his previous role. I know for a fact when he was interviewed for the job it was his energy and attitude that led to him being offered the job over other candidates with a lot more experience. He displayed the energy I mentioned in last weeks blog and according to the MD was a breath of fresh air!
Another person who had an amazing attitude was James Cracknell in the programme shown on Tuesday night last week . http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week43/james-cracknell-sports-life-stories
- Whether is getting a job www.myjobcoach.co.uk
- Learning a new job
- Performing in your current role
- Or coping with major change
Attitude is everything and attitude is our choice.
I have met a lot of different people this week… Working with corporate clients, holding events and being a guest at 3 different hotels, plus attending a careers event last night at the University West of England.
When I think of the people who have impressed me the most this week they have all displayed the 3 qualities in the title of this blog:
- Energy – going about their job in a positive way and demonstrating they enjoy what they do.
- Focus – on what they are doing; be that customer service, being part of a management team, or students focused on activities that support their career options.
- Action – taken to meet customer needs, to meet team goals, or to proactively own their career.
If I also reflect on the people I enjoy working with – the people I want to be part of my team and the people I choose to recruit – these are the qualities I look for in an individual.
I often talk about Energy Givers and Energy Takers.
Which are you?
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As we are about to launch our new offering – www.myjobcoach.co.uk – I (Sandra Webber, Director here at Kudos) am thinking about who has inspired me this week in the world of work? The answer: two people at opposite ends of the career journey!
Person one is a character from a recent programme on a Channel 4 Documentary – Fabulous Fashionistas – who still loved her job and she was 87! Check out the trailer:
(Full documentary: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/fabulous-fashionistas/4od)
The moral of the story here, to coin a phrase and a familiar hashtag, is – #dosomethingyoulove
The other person I found inspiring, was a young graduate who had secured a job – fresh out of uni. The job was going well, he loved the team, his manager was good, everything looked perfect until he was called into the office and told that due to financial pressure they were making redundancies! He was understandably devastated; the career he thought he had embarked on came to an abrupt end without any warning.
As I type, to his credit and with help from a supportive recruitment agency, he is being interviewed for another good role – only 3 working days later! Fingers crossed he is back in employment soon – and he will have acquired a valuable skill in the process by learning to cope with change.
So here is my reflection on the week and advice to all of you out there looking for your first ever position, promotion, or a career change:
Find a job you love to do and learn to adapt quickly to change.