Jump on Opportunities

Thu, Jul 5, 2012

Interview Skills

You have been looking for the perfect job and the perfect opportunity for some time now (or maybe not).  At the same time, you might not want to jump on everything you hear about, as you don’t think that jumping at something is the best way to plan a career.

You’re right – and you’re not.

There are countless stories of successful people who have just accepted jobs and opportunities that have come their way, even if they weren’t perfect, and ended up in successful careers.

Don’t you want to have one of these stories too?

When you get a call back from someone, answer it.  Be nice to the person on the other line and be happy that they called you back.  You don’t have to take every job that is offered to you, but you should talk to every offer that you have received.

At the least, you will spread the message that you are a friendly person and someone who has a positive energy about them.

If you do get a strange call out of the middle of the blue, you should answer it and you should find out what they want.  This might be opportunity knocking at your door.

And even if opportunity doesn’t pay well, if it seems like a good thing to accept, why not give it a try?  There’s nothing worse than being unemployed, and you may just be walking into the future that you hadn’t yet pictured.

Opportunity knocks more than once, but you still want to answer the door when it does.  It wants to help you out and it wants to make sure you get what you want – even in the working world.

Don’t wait for the moment to be ‘right.’  The right moment is now.  And now.  And now.

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Lacey Smith Says:

    Great post and great tips! I just read a great book that a friend recommended to me called “How to Avoid the Common Failure” by Michael Horton. You can find out more on his website http://www.hortonadvantedge.com and you can pick up the book at http://www.gettothepointbooks.com. I highly recommend it, it gives some really great advice, especially for those looking for a job, looking to better themselves or looking to just be all around more successful. I’m interested in hearing from others about their success stories, or other books/articles they’ve read surrounding the same topic.

  2. tbavol Says:

    Thanks for your comment Lacey, I will be sure to check out the book for myself.

  3. Patrick Says:

    This one hits home with me. My dad has been out of work for about four years now. He refuses to take anything lower than what he had (a very high level exec job with a software company)

    We joke (sort of) that he will wait until he is retired. Sometimes you need to understand that providing for your family and going outside each day is more important than the little bit of embarrassment you may feel from taking a job “beneath you”.

  4. tbavol Says:

    That is such a shame Patrick, I agree, taking a lower paid job should not be seen as “beneath you”, but show that you are willing to work again!

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