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Job Search Juggling

Job Search Juggling

Job Search JugglingI bought my friends tickets to see The Big Apple Circus. They loved the show, and when I asked about their favorite acts, juggling was at the top of the list. Juggling just seems so amazing (as well as aerodynamically impossible).The one fact that’s not apparent at the live act is the multitude of times the performers have dropped items during training. Untold hours of practice and lots of mistakes have led to a pristine performance at the circus.I couldn’t help but see the correlation with job searching. The process can be so frustrating, and is fraught with rejection, roadblocks, and failure. There’s so much competition for the best jobs, and even the strongest candidates can be left jobless for a long time.The lesson for job seekers? Keep trying. If you don’t get a response to a job posting or don’t hear back from an employer, move forward and keep the momentum going. Reach out to someone in your network. Refresh your resume. Learn new job search skills that will make you more marketable. Job searching is a learned skill, and the more you know, the more successful you will be. When you’re feeling like no good jobs are on the horizon, keep in mind the juggler who has dropped the ball thousands of time before he is able to perform to a live audience.Best wishes,Kim Isaacs

  • http://fastamber.com/blog/2007/10/25/employment-portfolio/ Buck Roberts

    Yeah, I can kinda see the relationship between juggling and job searches.