Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Business & Finance

5 Reasons Why a Ready-for-Anything Mindset Is a Must for Jobseekers


In a rapidly changing world, one’s ability to adapt is the key to success in any situation. This is why most business organizations these days place equal importance on attitude, educational background, and other credentials.

The Advantages of Having the Right Attitude

According to Amy Finlay, co-founder of Edinburgh IFA, the right attitude is highly valuable in the workplace because “it can rub off on everyone else.” Basically, it works like energy that benefits companies.

Sure, it doesn’t necessarily make you so much better at your job, but it can create the right atmosphere to ensure productivity and progress. Along with those, the right attitude can neutralize the impact of discouraging situations, reverting focus back towards goals to achieve.

One aspect of the right attitude that is valuable for companies in the “ready for anything” mindset. This mindset is deemed essential to secure the latest jobs. In Dubai, employment candidates with such a mindset show that even if they are lacking in experience, they are very open to instruction so that they can embody the qualities required of a specific job title.

Aside from this, there are more reasons why it’s crucial for job seekers to possess a ready-for-anything mindset:

1. It means you are focused and not easily discouraged.

With such a mindset, you are well aware that situations will not always work to your liking. Therefore, instead of wallowing in regret and discouragement, you would take action and do things differently to achieve goals.

2. It means you are a problem-solver.

As previously mentioned, you do not get side-tracked by unexpected and unfortunate situations. Your mind is always zoned in on finding solutions to problems so you and the company can keep moving forward.

You study situations to mitigate risks effectively, and you also take it upon yourself to experiment with processes to identify the most appropriate actions to take.

3. It means you have foresight.

The ready-for-anything mindset drives you to look far ahead. You don’t just concentrate on what’s in front of you; rather, you project risks and outcomes. Doing this allows you to prepare a variety of strategies to keep work moving despite the occurrence of setbacks.

4. It means that you always want to improve.

For you to be completely ready for anything, you welcome all opportunities to help you improve and become a real asset to the organization you serve. Thus, should there be tasks that no member of the company is fit to take on yet, your employers can look to you to study, shape up, and be the perfect person for such responsibilities.

For example, if the company needs someone to launch operations abroad (say, in Canada), your ready-for-anything mindset automatically would make you a good candidate for overseas operations. You would be open to developing or improving your skills (such as taking spoken English courses to communicate effectively) as well as take the necessary exams to become eligible for work abroad.

5. It means you’re flexible.

Flexibility is a must in any organization, particularly a small one. It helps significantly if you can take on new tasks or share responsibilities with your co-workers to achieve the objectives of the company. Also, if you’re flexible, you can carve a well-defined path toward your personal and professional goals.

All in all, with such a mindset, you possess the means to secure your position in any company.

What if you do not naturally have this mindset? Don’t you fret because you can cultivate it? Listed below are some strategies you can use:

a. Try working as a volunteer.

This is an excellent way to gain experience in being ready for anything. Typically, volunteer work will demand your attention, energy, and time for responsibilities that you do not necessarily have any training to do, or menial tasks.

In the world of volunteering, it’s all about being the help that others need. You’ll learn to be humble, which is a quality that’s vital for flexibility.

b. Grow your knowledge.

There’s no doubt that one of the best ways to be ready for anything is to have a wealth of knowledge. Just think about the movie “Slumdog Millionaire.” If it weren’t for the many experiences and knowledge of Jamal (played by Dev Patel), he wouldn’t have had the answers to the questions he was asked.

Read books, try different things, and learn from others, particularly established experts.

c. And lastly, build your physical strength.

A healthy body is a perfect support for a strong mindset. You can carry out all your great ideas more easily if you have the physical strength to make them a reality. So, exercise, rest and eat well. If you wish to get hired by a top company, make sure you have the right attitude. It’s one of the most trusted ways to set yourself apart from the competition and earn the approval of employers.

David Mackenzie
the authorDavid Mackenzie
David Mackenzie, a recruitment professional with over 20 years' experience in the field and a record of entrepreneurial accomplishment, is Managing Director and Head of HR at Mackenzie Jones. As the Group MD, David is responsible for the overall direction of the Mackenzie Jones Group, including Mackenzie Jones, MumsAtWork, MENA Solutions, Simply Digital and ThinkTech.

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