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Cast a Wide Net

When looking for new employment, cast a wide net, especially if you’re unemployed.

Often, potential candidates use a strict interpretation of a job description to rule themselves out of an opportunity. Companies usually have some flexibility. Let them decide if you’re the right person for the job. Don’t be afraid of rejection. We all know the saying, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

Toss your hat into the ring even when the job description doesn’t seem the perfect fit.

  1. If you wait for the “perfect” job description at the right level, you may find yourself waiting for a very long time.
  2. Cast a wide net in your job search. Companies will often change the position level up and down for candidates they want to hire.
  3. They may even create a new role just for you. And if they do, you won’t have any competitors.