The ever-cool Ben Yoskovitz is hosting a group writing project over at Instigator Blog. It’s entitled What Did You Learn This Year?. Here’s my “teachable moment” (as Mrs. Enis, my high school math teacher, always said).
The perfect job will find YOU
Yep, you read it right. If you lay your cards on the table and focus your energy on getting the perfect job, it will find you. Don’t think that you can sit back and do nothing. But don’t think you have complete control over your future either.
Has Andrew gone crazy?
That may be debatable. But here’s this year’s story. I started off the year with two law firm internships. I worked for them over the summer. I made the fat paychecks, filled my belly with fancy dinners (I gained 50 pounds), and ended up not making the final cut.
So I entered into an intense job search this fall. I sent resumes, did interviews, networked, and manned the phones. Whew! When I least expected it, I got a request for my resume. I sent it in, got an interview, and went.
Now I have my dream lawyer job. I’ll be doing public interest work, fighting for people who can’t fight for themselves. I’ll be helping real people who have real problems. What is more rewarding than that?
How did I get this job? Since I’m Christian, I credit God’s Providence. If you’re of another faith, chalk it up to Fate. In the end, I learned that things will work out. The perfect job is waiting for you, and it will find you.
Work hard, but have trust too.
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