You’re looking for a new finance job and you’re not finding one. What’s going wrong? It may be the time of year. It may be market conditions. Or it may be…your technique.
Research into job search techniques is big business on university campuses, where it’s an academic discipline in its own right. Reams of academic literature suggest there’s a right and wrong way to go about looking for a job. If you want to get hired, the following traits and features should work in your favor.
1. Psychological capital
Successful job searchers are psychologically healthy Share on twitter- they have ‘psychological capital’ to use the vernacular. A 2012 study in the Journal of Organizational Behaviour found that job searchers who were hopeful, optimistic and resilient were more likely to see themselves as employable. And that employees who perceived themselves as employable were, unsurprisingly, better at looking for jobs.