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My mission involves restoring people's dignity and optimism during these troubling times. I do this through the delivery of online training that teaches them how to find jobs faster. Unlike traditional job search training, I don't teach people the mechanics of how to look for jobs (credentials, cover letter, resume, networking, or interview skills). Experienced job hunters already know those things. However, employers are not recruiting for skills required to look for jobs, but for skills required to perform jobs.

I teach people how to create their success mindset to persevere until they can find jobs, which enables them to perform well to get the job offer, despite the emotional turmoil associated with being unemployed. Good mental skills are required for success when looking for jobs, and they are essential for success after you start a job.

Job hunters who learn how to create a success mindset understand the relationship between their thoughts, emotions, performance, and impressions. They are predisposed to think about their difficult circumstances in a non-negative manner. They do this intentionally to fuel their best performance and desired results, which in turn causes the best impressions and increased likeability.

By self-regulating how you think to perform well despite your circumstances, your right mindset helps you demonstrate emotional stability or increased hope, optimism, and resilience to persevere despite the difficult economy. According to researchers from the Brookings Institute, and the National Bureau of Economic Research, employers are attracted to job hunters with an optimistic mindset because they believe this makes them smarter, more personable, and more productive in difficult work conditions. Interviewers refer to job hunters who function with the right mindset as self-starters, super-stars, peak performers, or as having entrepreneurial spirit and fire in their belly.

What do these super star job hunters look like? The right mindset causes job hunters to stand out from the crowd, particularly when the majority of their competition includes people who unknowingly function with the wrong mindset. They smile, stand taller, and hold their heads higher. They are appropriately humble but have a confident swagger about them, and they seem genuinely optimistic despite their circumstances. No matter what happens, they stay calmly enthused about what they want and how they go about getting it, as if they already have their job.

What do job hunters with the wrong mindset look like, and why are employers reluctant to hire these people? Listed below are three examples of the most common wrong mindsets. Employers strive to avoid these people even if they simply suspect they may have one of these wrong mindsets:

Defeated Mindset- When setbacks begin to occur (competition, rejections, delays, uncertainties, etc.), you allow yourself to start thinking negatively and innocently create the worst emotions. You unintentionally cause yourself to feel beat down, afraid, uncertain and unmotivated to perform well. Interviewers may also refer to this as a loser mindset.
Victim Mindset- Rather than accept responsibility for how your thoughts caused your down feelings or your inability to perform well, you blame others, which is easier. Everyone else is the cause of your problems: incompetent coaches, uncaring recruiters, slow and indecisive employers, the failed economy, bad references, poor interviewers, your parents, lack of jobs, education or experiences, shrinking bank account, etc. You look for excuses to explain the problems you innocently helped to create by how you think. Interviewers may also refer to this as a blaming mindset, or that you lack personal accountability for your attitude and actions.
Scarcity Mindset- Rather than intentionally create favorable thoughts by imagining already having a job, you unintentionally allow yourself to dwell on problems associated with needing and lacking a job. Without realizing it, your unfavorable thoughts cause you to feel needy and desperate, which is how employers perceive you. The wrong impressions created by desperate thinking (pleading, grasping and clinging) repel

Jeff Garton is an ASTD best-selling career author, coach and columnist for Military.com whose background is specialized in leading the global staffing for Kraft Foods and Miller Brewing. He developed the concept and published the first book and training resources that teach people how to create their success mindset to find jobs faster and keep them longer. Get the training - Break the cycle. For more information visit: http://www.successmindsettraining.com/, (847) 607-8854.

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