Many fellas are on the streets looking for jobs, others have taken to volunteering as they wait for their big break, well as others are simply seated at home waiting for that 'job offer' call. Whatever you have chosen to do, It's your life and your choice, and I won't try to change that. But again, you need some self evaluation, you need to know your strengths and weaknesses, you need to know you passions and hobbies, you need to set a few principles to prosper. These 5 things could land you a job, but yet again, they could make you lose a job, these are some of the top attributes looked for in candidates;
- Honesty & trustworthiness
Are you honest, do your friends refer to you as an honest person? Are you the king/ Queen of lies? Do you have the power to put aside your ego so as to do something right, like telling the truth?, Can you be trusted? Can you trust?
Honesty connotes virtous attributes such as integrity, honor, morality, ethics, righteousness, right-mindedness and uprightness.
And you don't have to be a catholic or an Anglican or a moslem, you don't even have to be a priest, a pastor or a Sheikh to be honest, you just have to be yourself, that small doze of truth might bail you out, so don't leave it packed at home.
There is a reason as to why people would highly vote a married person to a position of responsibility, one of those reasons is commitment. It is defined as the quality of being dedicated to a cause or an activity. Employers want committed fellows, fellows who will push their business and brand through all seasons and hurdles. There might not be a chemical test for commitment but believe me, it will land you a job.
I have seen people my age, despising jobs because they pay low or they require them to be at work by 7 am. Such fellows are not committed to their jobs, such fellows are simply after the money, not their passions or growth, and such people are greedy, and greedy people lack patience, hence their chances of succeeding are on the high-low.
Commitment denotes attributes such as Dedication, Devotion, Allegiance, Loyalty, Faithfulness, Responsibility, Obligation, Duty, Tie and Liability.
Being committed to a cause requires having principles of your own, principles of life, that define you and the way you do the things you do. I don't know whether commitment is taught in school today, but I know it can build your career.
Latin: Adaptó which means "to fit" or "to adjust." The ability to change according to changes in the environment or location, Being able to change to new environments or circumstances. This is a very great attribute that only few people posses. Unfortunately, I have nothing more to say about it, but this quote does;
It's not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adoptable to change. - Charles Darwin.
This means being accountable for everything you do or say, this is a determining factor in life and lack of accountability almost explains the reason as to why we still have poor governance and a high rise in corruption in our country. Being Accountable for everything is one of the reasons many people carry out that self evaluation test at the end of every month, it's the reason people are willing and want to know what they don't know.
I don't guarantee that the above will land you a quick job, but in the long run, the results will be visible, not only to you but also to your employer, employee, friends and family. Always remember to carry that package of Honesty & Trustworthiness, Commitment, Adaptability and Accountability plus never leave your morals behind.