No matter what people say, show kindness when you are on a job search. A little kindness goes a long way. After all, no matter what people say, kind girls don’t always finish last. Sometimes kind girls end up with good jobs!
When you are looking for a job, no matter what else you do, take the time to show kindness. Sometimes looking for a job is hard, stressful work. While you are working at looking for work, keep in mind that while misery may love company, no one wants to be that company!
Kindness is like a golden ticket.
It doesn’t matter if you are a typical 9 to 5 employee, a freelancer or an entrepreneur you have to be strong when you are looking for work. Looking for work means you will encounter rejection, stress, and possibly, humiliation. But, you must push forward and you must look for work. At the same time, you must be kind. Kindness is typically described as being friendly, generous, considerate, warm, and concerned.
Think about things objectively, if you had a choice of hiring a person who was friendly, generous and considerate or a person who was cranky, selfish, and rude, which person would you hire? Most people would hire the first person. People who come across as kind are pleasant to be around. People who are pleasant to be around will usually be better team members.
Kind people have compassion and want others to do well. A person who is kind understands that her success is not dependent upon the failure of others. Kind people will look for solutions to problems. These people will be respectful to their co-workers, superiors, and customers. When it comes to things to be desired in a work partner, kindness is one of the things at the top of the list.
Kindness is not a weakness.
If you are interviewing for a job, work, or a business opportunity, be kind. Do not let those you are meeting with think of kindness as a weakness. It is your job and responsibility as a kind person to let those you are speaking with know that kindness is a strength. Kindness is a strength for several reasons. These reasons include:
- people want to be around kindness
- everyone feels better when they experience kindness
- kindness brings in customers
- employees stay around longer when there is kindness
- kindness can be contagious
People want to be around kindness.
Almost everyone has heard the expression, “misery loves company.” However, no one wants to be that company. People want to be around people who make them feel good about themselves and the world at large. While kindness is not the same as charisma, kindness does draw people to you like a magnet.
Kindness makes people feel better.
Patients in hospitals often complain that doctors rush in and out of the room and act as if patients are a nuisance, rather than the reason for the hospital. Nurses on the other hand typically treat patients with kindness. As a result, nurses are often thought of positively as if they actually care about the patients for whom they care. People put up with doctors, they like nurses.
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Kindness brings in customers.
Not everyone believes that the customer is always right. However, customers do not want to deal with people who make them feel bad, unappreciated, or as if their business is not wanted. Customers will repeatedly purchase from people who are kind and make them feel good. This means if you are kind, you can help bring more money to an organization.
Kindness keeps employees around.
No one wants to go to work be around miserable people all day long. Employees will not want to be around an employer who is not a nice person. If all things are equal, people will choose to work with people who are kind rather than people who are not. No matter if you are an employee or an employer, be kind.
Being Kind can be contagious.
Peer pressure is not just for teenagers. When employees, employers, and people in general, are kind it gives others an incentive to be kind as well. Another good argument for kindness is the Golden Rule. Most people want to be treated with kindness, dignity, and respect. So, if you want to be treated with kindness, treat others with kindness. Your kindness may rub off on others and help you in your job search.
Kindness is a good thing. Let it be known that you possess it. Do not hide it, even if you are looking for a job. So, the question for you on this wonderful day is, how are you going to let your kindness shine?