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  string(3384) "It’s pretty well known in our office (and for anyone who will listen for that matter) that I am a massive cricket fan.  Some love it and some would rather watch paint dry but I find cricket one of the purest forms of sport that ebbs and flows as the match goes on.

Australia has been in a bit of turmoil recently. They sacked the coach, made some interesting team selections and players were dropped for disciplinary reasons. Recent comments in the media have suggested some of these decisions may have been based more on the emotions of players and coaches than what is best for the team.

Did the Australian selectors make the right decisions?

Stay with me here!  The reason I make reference to this, is it got me thinking. What about when you are looking for a job? Are you more likely to find your ideal next role if you base your decision on emotion or rationality?

I have always advised that the key to finding that next great role is to remain logical.  To look at the facts and make a choice.  This subscribes to the idea that emotions have the potential to influence and create bias which can cloud one’s judgement when considering a new job opportunity.

An example of this is when you are so eager to leave your current employer that you would be willing to do just about anything else. You land in a new role and you find that this job is even worse!  Why did I let my emotions get in the way of my decision making?!

But is this right?  Should rational decision making be the approach when job seeking?  The more I think about it, the more I believe that whilst this is important, I think it is just as important to listen to your emotions. Because emotion can mean motivation. The common want of candidates I meet with is that they want to be challenged in their next role. I think what they really want, is to be motivated.

I know when I have been in the job market, my decisions have been made more on intuition than anything else. I’ve made some great decisions (and some not so great ones) but in general, my instincts have generally been spot on.

I’m not suggesting that one should discount the necessary scrutiny of potential employers before accepting a job. I do suggest that listening to your gut should play a big part in your decision making.

I think the secret to making good decisions, whether you're job hunting or living your day-to-day life, is to be aware of your emotions and know how to use them.

It’s hard to train for but it is possible.  What do you think?  What do you usually base your decisions on?

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide"
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It’s pretty well known in our office (and for anyone who will listen for that matter) that I am a massive cricket fan.  Some love it and some would rather watch paint dry but I find cricket one of the purest forms of sport that ebbs and flows as the match goes on.

Australia has been in a bit of turmoil recently. They sacked the coach, made some interesting team selections and players were dropped for disciplinary reasons. Recent comments in the media have suggested some of these decisions may have been based more on the emotions of players and coaches than what is best for the team.

Did the Australian selectors make the right decisions?

Stay with me here!  The reason I make reference to this, is it got me thinking. What about when you are looking for a job? Are you more likely to find your ideal next role if you base your decision on emotion or rationality?

I have always advised that the key to finding that next great role is to remain logical.  To look at the facts and make a choice.  This subscribes to the idea that emotions have the potential to influence and create bias which can cloud one’s judgement when considering a new job opportunity.

An example of this is when you are so eager to leave your current employer that you would be willing to do just about anything else. You land in a new role and you find that this job is even worse!  Why did I let my emotions get in the way of my decision making?!

But is this right?  Should rational decision making be the approach when job seeking?  The more I think about it, the more I believe that whilst this is important, I think it is just as important to listen to your emotions. Because emotion can mean motivation. The common want of candidates I meet with is that they want to be challenged in their next role. I think what they really want, is to be motivated.

I know when I have been in the job market, my decisions have been made more on intuition than anything else. I’ve made some great decisions (and some not so great ones) but in general, my instincts have generally been spot on.

I’m not suggesting that one should discount the necessary scrutiny of potential employers before accepting a job. I do suggest that listening to your gut should play a big part in your decision making.

I think the secret to making good decisions, whether you’re job hunting or living your day-to-day life, is to be aware of your emotions and know how to use them.

It’s hard to train for but it is possible.  What do you think?  What do you usually base your decisions on?

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide

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