Right Attitude - Prerequisite for Recruitment


By

Meetu Kumar
Soft Skills Trainer
Icfai National College
Meerut
 


Dreaming to succeed is the beginning of an adventurous journey. A positive attitude is the spark which sets vehicle moving in the right direction. Nowadays, the right kind of attitude is one of the most vital components of job requirements of the top notch employers. They have belief that they can train the new incumbents the way they crave but the pre-requisite is the right kind of attitude. The aspirant has to possess learning and optimistic attitude. He has to have a big dream, conviction and courage to do efforts to realize his dream with conviction. He should envisage optimism as the foundation of courage.

The best example of an optimist I often quote is that of a man falling of from tenth floor of a building waving all the while to his friends as he plummets to each floor, to say that he was okay SO FAR! I call him a die-hard optimist. An anecdote of the elephant and mynah endeavors to edify young aspirants or the budding managers about the kind of attitude required by the employers.

Once there were two friends, a manyah and an elephant. One day the elephant said to the mynah: "You know, I envy you .All my life I wanted to fly I dreamt of what fun it would be to fly over the village, the mountains, the seas, and to glide over the river and the jungle. How I wish I could fly."

"No problem," said the mynah and reaching back with his beak he pulled out a feather from his tail. That is what you must do here, take this feather and hold it firmly in your trunk. Then flap your ears as hard as you can, and you will fly."

The elephant did as he was told. He held the feather firmly in his trunk flapped his ears as hard as he could, and lo and behold, he began to fly. Holding on to the feather tightly, he flew over the river and the vast jungle. After a long time, he glided back to earth and ran to meet the mynah, guarding the feather carefully in his trunk.

"You changed my whole life", he told the mynah, "I cannot thank you enough for this feather." "That feather" said the mynah,"oh you didn't need that .It was just one of my old ones. I just gave you something to BELIEVE in. It was flapping of your ears that did it, not the feather in your trunk!"

The lesson one gains from the story is: We could achieve impossible, if we have Vision (dream), Conviction (symbolically represented by the feather) and Effort (flapping of ears) Success in any facet of endeavor, is more deeply rooted in attitudes than aptitudes!..

The employer is seeking the passion to do impossible and the burning desire to fulfill the dreams thereby meeting the targets .The budding incumbents should have learning attitude and a burning aspiration to accomplish. They should tend to love the deadlines and the targets given to them. They should also be able to flap their ears in order to achieve their goals. Yes, its true that the employer looks for the elephant with flapping ears, i.e. who has got the dying drive and burning desire to accomplish his targets or goals.

Attitude based questions, situational questions or case lets are the tools the recruiters use to judge the existence of the criterion of selection in the applicant's persona. Individuals who hold a positive, hopeful, confident, good natured, kindly courageous mental attitude are the persons who eventually radiates sunshine and gladness, good health and cheer, confidence and happiness wherever they go.

Someone has rightly said, there are two types of people, some who bring happiness WHEREVER they go, and some bring happiness WHENEVER they go!

With the right kind of attitude one should belong to the first category and unwittingly would work as magnets attracting many friends, well wishers and off course employer. Imbibe this secret of success and attract everyone with   your charm of optimism, visionary spirit, and courageous endeavors. Make yourself employable forever with the enriched spirit of right attitude and outshine with your grandeur wherever you go.
 


Meetu Kumar
Soft Skills Trainer
Icfai National College
Meerut
 

Source: E-mail April 8, 2008

          

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