This article gives you a simple promise: you can multiply the chances of getting your desired job and be exceptionally successful while at the same time enriching your life immensely.
Our promise is based on the surprising truth about what employers really want. These findings are confirmed by scientific research and our years of experience in the business world. We prove our promise and every statement we make in this article with evidence. We spare you with blatant tricks. That too is part of our promise.
You can instantly apply the new tools and ideas that we introduce to you.
To triple your chances of getting and retaining the best job;
- Being seven times as valuable as a “normal employee” in the eyes of your boss or key stakeholders.
- Noticeably improve your earning potential.
- To be favored in the promotion to other seemingly “qualified” candidates.
- Securing your workplace so that you are not dismissed as the last, even if there are drastic job reductions.
- Obtain excellent performance ratings from even the most demanding boss or the most rigorous stakeholders.
- Be successful at every level of the game, both inside and outside the profession.
And that is just the beginning. All you need is the right attitude – the right mindset.
The new reality: What Employers Really Want?
The inner attitude influences how you see and do everything. Your inner attitude has a lot of practice in it and is of particular use to you if you have a clear idea of the respective context. To put it this way: Being aware of the surrounding waters and predatory creatures not only gives a fish a longer life expectancy, but also a chance to thrive. And in your case, the “waters” and “creatures” have changed drastically. You may have a clue about it, but in fact, you’ve switched from a small pond to a big lake. This affects the meaning of your inner attitude and the role it can play.
The Generation Global
Welcome to Generation Global, a generation that defines itself more through the age than your age. Generation redefines both your chances – on the job market – and the competition. Regardless of your age, education or background, you are part of the largest and most important generation in human history. Read this last sentence twice. No one before you, before today, was able to make that claim. For some, this is potentially good news, for others rather bad. And as you will soon realize, it is the inner attitude that matters.
The days of Straitjacket resulting from the year of birth (Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y) and expecting from us a certain way of thinking and acting are over. The world of work is in a constant process of change, and thus expectations regarding our thoughts and actions have become obsolete. As a member of Generation G, it’s you who sets the rules.
Khosro Khaloghli was born the son of an Azerbaijani father and a Turkish mother in one of the poorest areas of Iran. In the icy winters, his mother stuffed his worn-out shoes with newspaper so his feet would not freeze on the long way to school.
Straitjacket Through many years of hard work, he managed to save $ 600 and travel to the US with a wrestling sports scholarship. Once there, he was almost destitute, knew no one and spoke only a few words of English. Already with his first job as the youngest employee on an oil rig in the Persian Gulf and on his subsequent way up, he refuted all assumptions about what is possible and what is not. Khosro worked (and led businesses and projects) around the world.
Khosro says, “The mindset is the most important thing!” (A statement that we often heard in our interviews.) His life was always about activating the inner attitude of turning “nothing” into “something,”. To create opportunities where there were none and to make the impossible possible again and again. You could write whole books about Khosro and his amazing story (and somebody should), but this article is about your story and not about Khosros.
Today, Khosro leads several companies, has a Ph.D. in Urban Economics, participates in the largest development project in the world in China, and lives in the United States and Japan. He has brought it to great wealth, which he uses to do good to dozens of people every day in dozens of countries.
At 71, “Dr. K “(without exaggeration) fitter than ever, he has more energy than even the most impressive job starter and learns with the curiosity of a freshman. Dr. K rejects any attempts to assign him to a particular generation, and explains with his typical urgency:
Forget these silly typifications. It does not matter how old you are and where you live! It does not matter which plus or minus points you have!. You, me, we are all human beings on this planet. Everything you do, every job you have is part of this world. Every job you apply for, every job you do, is in competition with everyone, anytime, anywhere. That’s the reality. That’s the chance! And that’s why I’m convinced – please believe me – that we live in the most exciting time in human history!
Dr. K is right. Your path does not have to be predetermined by the time and place of your birth or by what you were born with.
Forget about your age and focus on your life phase instead. It will affect how you best use your inner attitude. Look at the different generation stages and try to determine which phase best fits your current situation. Like Dr. K, you may also find that you fit into more than one category. Then apply all of the tools and tips mentioned to your specific reality and tasks.
It is seemingly unimpressed by the realities, tasks, and opportunities that the world economy offers. If you are an aspiring one, you will even welcome them because you do not know it otherwise. They want to collaborate and contribute and find the jobs that allow you to live your relatively uncompromising values, even if it’s all about earning a living.
Aspirants have a head start over all others when it comes to special facets of qualifications and mindset, but not enough to guarantee success. At the same time, certain aspects of an inner attitude can be challenging for the aspiring. For example, purposefulness is an essential component of a successful mindset. But the aspirants belong to the age group that has ADHD symptoms (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) like no other in human history.
Stuck in the middle of the work. If you are a builder, you have embarked on a career path and are prepared to invest considerable energy in it. You strive to improve your life and that of your family and are heading for a bright future. As a master builder, you may be about to change your job situation, driven by the desire that your next career step be even more significant and rewarding.
In all likelihood, like most builders, you’ve learned the rules of the game, maybe even the hard way. You may have achieved your goals by focusing on your own good fortune and making a clever profit, even though others, unfortunately fell by the wayside. Their motto could be: I keep my back free, have a thick coat and catch those who could influence my future.
You have to be tough. Right? Maybe someone once told you, “Being nice does not pay.” That’s a lie and is proved by experts. In fact, it can be very rewarding to be nice. But that alone is not enough. You have to be nice and tough.
Let’s stay fair: Of course, perseverance, courage, mental robustness and adaptation to your environment are crucial aspects of the mindset. But trust, benevolence, compassion, and credibility are just as important.
Many builders have worked their way up to a point by relying above all on their skills and paying little attention to attitudes. This is a dangerously limited perspective. If this description applies to you, a shift in emphasis is needed.
The meaning of the inner attitude must go into your flesh and blood. Since you entered the world of work, the forces of global change have grown, widened, and permeated reality. Some people find this a chilling cold. For others, it’s a balmy, exotic-looking breeze that puffs their sails for future adventures. Your mindset is critical to how you experience the situation.
They aspire to finish their busy years positively and fulfilled. They may be afraid of the idea that their lives, contribution, and meaning may shrink from external forces and seismic shifts.
In the inner attitude, the aspects, flexibility and character strength come to the fore. If you do not have these qualities, you need to acquire them now.
Finishers experience the new global playing field across the gamut from threat to promise. Some welcome it, others grudgingly accept it as the new self-created context in which they need to be wholeheartedly committed to sustainably completing their careers.
And where are you? Are you an aspiring, a builder or a finisher?
Determining your stage of life highlights what you need to do to unlock the unlimited generation G potential. And we can not stress enough how important it is to adopt the gene G while developing a successful inner attitude.
The Right Attitude
Most employers say that mindset is more important to them than recruitment, promotion, and retention of employees.
But why do employers put so much emphasis on their inner attitude and how does that show as you climb the corporate ladder in the company? In our research, we received many statements that pointed to the enormous importance of the mindset. Consider the following sample of views from five employers.
A True story – Perspectives From Employers
1.Asked whether the attitude of an executive is more or less important, April Pack, Senior Sales Capability and Performance Manager at Mars, Inc. “At this level, the most important thing is the inner attitude. Those executives have the appropriate expertise, we require. But for someone who wants to lead others, the inner attitude is the most important.
2. Barry Hoffmann is Human Resources Manager at Computacenter, the largest independent provider of IT infrastructure services in Europe with sales of 2.5 billion pounds. In this fast-moving business, strong technological knowledge is essential. Nevertheless, in his eyes, these abilities are not the decisive factor. “We need the inner attitude,” he says. »Skills can be learned and our industry is fast moving. A current qualifier can be over in eighteen months because the technology is evolving so fast. Therefore, the inner attitude is more important to us than a competence that may soon be outdated.
3. Education is a different kind of business, but as one of Britain’s youngest principals in their appointment as Principal and CEO of the East London Academy, Hilary Macaulay had to show top performances from day one. “The bottom line of my experience is that you can learn and develop skills in most cases,” she explained. However, if you do not have people with the right inner attitude to support you, energies can be diverted into completely wrong channels. Finding people with the right inner attitude was the most important thing for me when I added new employees to my team.
4. Caitlin Dooley is a freelance recruiter for Facebook, one of the most sought-after companies in the world. When asked how important the inner attitude is for her groundbreaking company, Caitlin replied:
“Finding the right skills is not difficult. In fact, they are assumed. We have to look beyond the purely technical abilities. Every two to three months we have a hackathon. It is programmed throughout the entire team. Many of our best-known products have come from such hackathons. People who work successfully on the Hackathons and on Facebook have the right inner attitude. Point. That’s exactly what leads us into the future.”
5. Paul is Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Shell and advises on recruiting decisions within a global corporation employing more than 100,000 people in over 90 countries and regions. He relates that one day a manager, who was in a real dilemma, came to him: he could not decide between a candidate with excellent expertise and another candidate who had less expertise but the desired inner attitude.
Milliken told the manager, “When you look back, think about the successful and the less good decisions you made. There followed a silence while the manager considered what recruiting decisions he had made in the past and what consequences they would have had in each case. And suddenly he knew the answer. Whenever he preferred internal attitudes to expertise, “it always worked well