Take full advantage of your opportunities.
"There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen." – Wayne Dyer, author and motivational speaker
How does this quote sound to you?
If you've ever struggled to find a job, or have missed out on an opportunity to advance your career, this may not quite "ring true."
However, while opportunities can be hard to spot, you can find them if you use a thoughtful and deliberate approach. In this article, we'll look at how you can do this
If you want to change roles or get ahead in your career, it's important that you know how to identify and pursue opportunities that are a good match for your interests, skills, and circumstances.
This takes time. You can think of the process of finding opportunities as a journey that will eventually lead you to an exciting but unknown destination. You need to be patient, and persist in your efforts.
That said, work that you put in now will pay off in the future. Not only will you end up in a role that's right for you, but you'll have a good understanding of your options. What's more, people will think of you when new openings come up, and you won't waste time pursuing the wrong opportunities.
You'll also have a better understanding of where you need to build new skills – and develop existing ones – to be successful in your career.
Let's look at a process for identifying career opportunities, and for choosing the best opportunities to pursue.
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