Monday, March 26, 2012

Increasing Your Career Luck

The word "lucky" has gotten a negative connotation these days. Anything gotten by luck is seen to have been earned not by actual skill, but some form of divine intervention.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Having a wide network to your desired industry increases your career luck.

    Learn about the 5 tips to find a job fast.