You’ve heard the saying “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince,” right?
This same logic applies to your job search. In order for you to find your prince (or princess)… you will have to seek out opportunities to kiss a whole bunch of frogs.
A Meeting Is a Kiss
Each time you meet someone, there is the potential that they could be your prince (or princess). When you turn down an opportunity to engage in conversation or blatantly refuse to even try networking, you’ve cut your chances. Until you have a conversation with someone, you won’t know much about them and you will never know where it will lead.
Why would you deny yourself, or others, this opportunity?
An Interview Is a Kiss
Not all interviews translate into job offers. In fact, the majority of them won’t. Each interview is a kiss. It offers potential. Have you turned down an interview? Reconsider your decision the next time you think about turning down the opportunity for a kiss. Could it potentially lead to other conversations either internally or externally?
You will never know if you deny the frog a kiss!
Even a Job Is a Kiss
All signs pointed to the fact that you had found your princess (or prince)! But, alas, the fairytale job in the fairytale kingdom with the prince turned out to be a bust. It happens. Look for the moral of the story – or the meaning of the fable – and begin kissing more frogs!
What actions will you take this week.. to find kissable frogs?
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About the Author: Hannah Morgan brings over 10 years of experience helping displaced workers search for their next opportunity, and has developed and delivered workshops as well as managed the implementation of Career Navigator, a five-day intensive boot camp for professional level job seekers.
In addition to her blog, Career Sherpa, Hannah is honored to be designated as Job Search Navigator on Job-Hunt.org as well as a featured blogger on HerRochester. She also contributes to Career Collective, a community of expert career coaches and resume writing professionals who write monthly on job search topics, and guest blogs for Brand-Yourself.com on social media trends and tools. Follow Hannah on Twitter!