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Finding a job, is it luck?

on March 18, 2014

My Career Compass

There’s no getting lucky when it comes to finding work.  Well that’s what I’m thinking today.

Speaking to a young man yesterday who had just landed an interview for an awesome job.  It’s the beginning of his career in business – a job in a bank .
Pretty lucky, hey?   Nope.

There was no luck and that’s the thing with finding a job.  It’s not about being lucky, and those who say that luck was involved are dumbing it down and perpetuating the myth that some of us just get jobs and have no idea why.

He got help from his school (from my colleague – I can’t take any credit), fixed his resume and made an awesome cover letter.  For some people they might have stopped there.  But this guy had made a contact through a school mentoring program.  He used that contact to ask some questions.  Those questions…

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