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Jobs are Like Buses

September 5, 2014 | Posted in:Advice, Media | By:

September 5, 2014 | Posted in:Advice, Media

My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “Jobs are Like Buses.” In it, I discuss the importance of waiting until you find just the right job.

The title of my column today may sound a bit confusing. It comes from one of my own mentors. Years ago, when I was finishing graduate school, I spent a significant amount of time searching for the right job.

Occasionally, one would pop up that would seem almost right. It would have a great job description. The company seemed stable. The team seemed interesting. But, there was something about the hiring manager that was off – or perhaps the company wasn’t offering a competitive salary.

I would meet with my mentor to tell him about the jobs I was considering, and discuss the pros and cons of each. If a job seemed like the wrong fit, he would encourage me to walk away. The thought of turning down an offer without another in hand was nerve-wracking. My mentor would then remind me, “Jobs are like buses. Just wait; another one is always coming.”

To learn about why it’s important to wait for the right job, read my entire Memphis Daily News column here.

 

Angela Copeland is Founder and Coach for Copeland Coaching, a great way to jump start your job search. Follow her on Twitter @CopelandCoach for tips on finding the perfect job for you.

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