In the article, “Bad Logic, Desperation Has No Place in a Job Hunt, Andrea Kay writes about her perspective of the job hunt. She states,
Finding your next position is not a number’s game. It’s about targeting and discovering the right person then connecting with them by speaking their language and precisely pointing out what you can do in the particular job you want.
You’ll never do that if you send correspondence that screams: I don’t know who you or your company are, nor do I particularly care. I don’t value your time. I don’t pay attention to details nor take pride in my work. I’m just looking for a paycheck.
It’s meaningless when you are just applying for jobs only for the paycheck. It has got to be more important that that.
I know. I did it for 7 years.
That paycheck had me all wrapped up, bound by the so-called stability it offered. It really didn’t provide anything but a means of holding me in place. I was afraid to let go. The fear of having nothing else was too strong. Or at least I allowed it to be.
There are so many opportunities out there available for us, but we are led to believe that the opportunities are few. In order to change a mindset requires that you see what is possible and then believe it can happen for you.
So when it comes time for you to get out there, you don’t feel enslaved to the paycheck and can just focus on finding work that you want for enjoyment and passion.
So how can you open yourself to believe in more than just the paycheck?