❤️ When you are looking for a job, remember that somewhere an employer is desperately hunting for someone like you especially if you are unconventional.
Your real job is to make that match happen and it is worth whatever time it takes.
This advice comes from Kevin Kelley, the executive editor of Wired magazine. Today we are going to unpack it and explore its implications for our work life. He shares other interesting nuggets. You may want to check out the short piece we published last week.
We are always looking for a job. Sometimes within the same company, sometimes outside. Sometimes life forces us to take a break and we need to restart our careers. Whether we like it or not, work has become this all consuming marathon we participate in.
Unfortunately looking for our next big break can be unsettling and demotivating. We follow the usual script - find connections, polish our CVs, look for roles online, and hope for the best. After a few rounds of rejections, we get desperate. We end up applying for jobs indiscriminately. The more desperate we get, the more we apply and the rejections come even faster.