By : Owen Metcalfe - Published On: November 14, 2016
Worry alone can’t kill you but there are some everyday things you shouldn’t be worrying about if you want to live longer. In the current recession, you could easily worry about being fired, becoming homeless, getting sick, or simply having enough to eat. These are all stress builders, and stress is the enemy of good health and good job performance.
If you already have a job, worry about losing it can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Instead of worry, use your mental energy to perform to your best ability and focus on your next career move.
Nothing succeeds like success. On the other hand, if you are unemployed or underemployed, then you probably worry about your prospects for finding another job. That too is wasted energy. You shouldn’t be worrying about that because it is out of control.
Focus on your interview skills. Research the company and learn as much as you can about the job you seek. Be prepared to answer any questions the Interviewer may throw at you. If you are called in for an interview, be confident but not arrogant. You should not be worrying about your clothes or your upcoming dental exam. Arrive on time and have any documents you may need with you. This usually includes your resume and anything that can verify the information on the resume, such as pay slips, award certificates, your birth certificate and driver’s license. And don’t forget to ask when a decision is expected and how they will let you know if you have been selected for the job. You only get one shot at that. You can’t go back in after you leave the interview session to ask those questions.
While you are waiting to hear the verdict, send a thank you note to the company. Use waiting-to-hear time to send out a few more resumes. Action, rather than worry, gets things done. If you are a recent graduate going for your first full-time job, you shouldn’t be worrying that you will be stuck in a dead end job for the rest of your career. Most people today make major career changes at least two or more times in their lifetime.
So focus on getting that first job and look forward to the places it can take you. Every thing you do in life has value if you see it as a learning experience instead of a roadblock to your success. Worry and unbridled expectations are like premeditated resentments. So what if your best friend gets the job or promotion that you wanted. Now you have a point person who can warn you if the company is a dud, or who can help you get your resume in front of the hiring manager as soon as another position opens in that company. Then you will already have a friend there to greet you when you get hired.