Regulating Your Emotions
- Categorized in: Taking Action
. . . ”One of the biggest mistakes that job seekers make is that they don’t regulate their emotions.”…so says Connie Wanberg, a researcher and professor at the University of Minnesota in an article published in the Academy of Management Journal. Prof. Wanberg explains that job seekers usually first feel anger, then some confidence as they begin the application process, followed by frustration when they fail to get immediate results.
Further, she tells us that job seekers should (and often do not) seek help and use available resources to determine effective methods for finding employment. Different approaches should be implemented rather than limiting oneself to a single method.
In our view—asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of courage and personal strength. It is dangerous to not know what it is that you do not know! A favorite slogan of mine that I often quote: ”there are no stupid questions except for the ones not asked.”