A Career? Now?
Negatives to Positives
|Sometimes your friends complain that you're too pushy; your teachers say
you're too quiet; your coach thinks you're too tense; your parents say you're
too obstinate, slow, or just plain weird....Okay so we all get bad reviews
sometimes, and we all know there are aspects of our personalities that could be
cut, edited or remixed. What may come as a surprise is that many of these
features are exactly what employers are looking for. Hard to believe? Just
rewind your negative characteristics and look at their flipside. Most jobs
require people who are confident, reliable, thorough and creative. Could this
possibly be you? You bet! Check out this list for your ticket to turning your
major minuses into big time pluses.
People sometimes say you're pushy because you're good at giving orders
and always manage to get what you want. This talent annoys your friends
a great deal, but an employer will give you two thumbs up for a
leadership position. Put a positive spin on your pushiness, and presto,
you're assertive, confident and able to delegate work to your colleagues
in order to complete the job on time.
You often sit in class without saying a word and your teachers think you're not
paying attention. You're the person who stands quietly in the corner at parties
and your friends think you're just not interested. On the contrary, you're a
great listener who has the ability to reflect logically upon conversations.
Employers will see you as perceptive and analytical, able to organize many ideas
and concepts and capable of understanding instructions.
You're a very serious person and devote yourself to everything from getting an A
on your next exam, to playing a lead role on the basketball team. Your coach
says you should relax a little, but an employer will perceive you as a focused
and dedicated employee who takes work seriously. On the job you are considered a
reliable and careful worker who always ensures that things are done right.
Maybe your parents don't appreciate it when you insist on practicing your
trombone in the living room, and perhaps your friends dislike your habit of
always having to win an argument, but an employer will love your persistence and
your resolve to work at a job until it is completed. Flip your obstinacy around
and you become a persevering person who is always determined to accomplish the
goals you set.
Do you tend to work in slow motion when completing a project or assignment? Do
your parents complain that you take way too long washing the dishes? Think this
is a terrible character flaw? Think again! An employer will appreciate your
thoroughness and precision in completing your work. A positive look at this
personality trait shows that you are a meticulous person who pays attention to
detail and who ensures that your work is accurate and thorough.
You're the kind of person who likes to direct your own show. You invent clothing
styles, new sayings, even business ideas. You like to take the road less
traveled. Some people say you're a bit weird, but an employer will recognize
that you are creative and able to devise new approaches to old problems. Your
imagination allows you to invent ideas and projects which make you a valuable
asset to any company.
Butter Up Your Traits!
No matter what your personality type, you can produce a positive picture of your
career by recognizing the valuable traits that hide behind those nasty negative
characteristics. Just flip the minuses around, piece together a positive
portfolio of marketable skills, and get ready to show potential employers your
Courtesy Of: Career