Attitude as a Cause for Unemployment

Unemployment causes for individuals vary. In more serious terms having lost a job can be due to recession, financial crisis, retrenchments, and so much more for which an individual may not be blamed. It is simply part of a country’s challenging economic conditions. There are many factors that unemployment rates are attributed to, but it can also be caused by an employee’s attitude.

You may have met a person or even know of many acquaintances who cannot seem to stay long at a particular job. They seem to hop from one job to the next, without even having the opportunity to be regularized to enjoy salary and other compensation benefits. They only last through the probation periods. This is not favorable at all. You see, when employers see in résumés plenty of work experience in short intervals, they may see it as unattractive. They will wonder why such person cannot stay long at a job. At the same time, when they see job transfers within different sectors, they may consider that person as not having a clear direction into which industry he wants to be involved with. Most of the time, employers and HR managers will question the person’s attitude. Is he changing jobs because he cannot relate well to people?

Attitude is perhaps the most sought-after factor in job openings as soon as emotional intelligence has been introduced into the corporate world. Jack Welch, Stephen Covey, and John Maxwell are just some of the business authors who repeatedly confirm the necessity of a good attitude to succeed in the corporate world. The absence of good character is an indicator of unemployment. Not submitting to superiors, not working closely to colleagues and associates, not applying an effective time management approach, not attempting to take measures to improve skills and techniques—all of these are marks of an employee bound for unemployment in one way or another. Recessions happen, but a person with a good attitude will always get a decent job.