“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.“
Leonardo da Vinci
In my experience as a career coach, I sometimes come across the attitude that if only there were more opportunities, the job search process wouldn’t be as frustrating and it would be so much easier to secure a job. I find that mindset fascinating. Mountain climbers don’t wait for mountains to come to them; they train, sacrifice, and persevere to get to the top. It’s not any different in the job search process. You can sit around complaining that not enough opportunities were offered to you, or you can go out happen to what’s already available. Especially if you are lucky to live in a large metropolitan city. As discussed in a previous piece, luck comes to those who remain positive, adventurous and curious. So what are you waiting for?