Thankfully, this isn't entirely true.
There are many different ways to increase your career luck without having to bargain with a leprechaun. All it takes is a little bit of good timing and a good attitude. Here are some helpful hints to help maximize your good fortune during the job search:
- Focus only on the aspects of the job search that you can control. This includes building your networking contacts, keeping your career skills up-to-date, and filling out your job applications to the best of your ability.
- Attend as many networking events as you can. The more contacts you have, the better chance you will have when applying for jobs.
- Keep a positive attitude. It's understandable that you would be upset if you were passed over for a job you really wanted, but don't linger on it too long. If you expect to fail, chance are you will.
- Build effective relationships. Helping out other job seekers will make them more likely to help you. There's a good chance they will be able to help you get a job if your efforts led to them getting employed.