What Job Seekers Can Learn From Superheroes

July 9th, 2012

Photo Credit: Bloke with Camera

Sometimes it feels like a job seeker needs super strength and extraordinary talent in order to land an interview or score a new position. Unfortunately, we’re only human. But there are a few life skills we can learn from those who are of the superhuman kind. (No theme song or cape required.)

Know Your Friends – and Your Enemies.

Even the best superheroes rarely finish the job completely on their own. Whether it’s emotional help or help networking to land a new position, think about how friends and family can encourage you along your career path. Find a sidekick to assist you in beating up your enemies – procrastination, depression, and discouragement. There is strength in numbers.

Good Work Can Go Unrecognized – and That’s OK.

Many superheroes choose to work undercover, but sometimes job seekers can feel invisible too. And it’s not by choice. It’s hard to stay motivated on the right path when you’re not always seeing the rewards. Even the best resumes, greatest interviewers, and most qualified candidates may not get hired for the job. But like a superhero, you must choose to serve the higher purpose (furthering your career) and continue on.

Success Takes Time – and Hard Work.

Spiderman, Batman, Iron Man. They weren’t overnight success stories. They spent years perfecting their strategies, tools, and even their power suits. Think of your career as a marathon, not a sprint. Learn from your mistakes, spend time perfecting your craft, and don’t be too hard on yourself. There is a super strength inside of you – you just have to find it.

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ABR Employment Services provides employment opportunities to job seekers and staffing solutions to employers throughout Wisconsin. ABR provides temporary, try-before-hire and direct hire  job opportunities in: customer service, data entry, receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, assembly, packaging, machine operator, warehouse, janitorial, CNC, welder, forklift, maintenance, and call center.

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