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What I Learned – The Perfect Job Will Find You

What I Learned

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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7 Responses to “What I Learned – The Perfect Job Will Find You”

  1. The Digerati Life
    December 18th, 2006

    It’s fun to see us all participating in Ben’s writing project! How cool! :) . Now I’m able to meet more of you great bloggers!

  2. Andrew Flusche
    December 18th, 2006

    Group projects are loads of fun. If you like Ben’s, check out Darren’s at ProBlogger

    Thanks for commenting!

  3. [...] Andrew learned that the perfect job will find you. He’s got some great advice, “Work hard, but have trust too.” Whether that trust is in the divine, yourself, something else or a combination thereof, having a little faith doesn’t hurt. [...]

  4. FreakJoBlog
    December 19th, 2006

    The Job/Talent Search…

    When you’re looking for work, landing that ideal position with an amazing employer seems an impossible task. And when you’re recruiting new talent, finding that diamond in the rough seems like a game of chance. But if you’re one of the few who’…

  5. Emmanuel
    December 20th, 2006

    Yeah, perfect jobs always look for people but the only thing is that most people are not qualified for the job. One of the lessons I have learnt this year is to keep working on myself.

  6. Andrew Flusche
    December 20th, 2006


    You are absolutely right that we all must keep working on ourselves. We’ve got to be absolutely ready when opportunity knocks. But if one job doesn’t quite fit, maybe the next one will be even better.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  7. [...] readers know that I have my dream job working for a terrific non-profit organization. Hopefully, in a couple weeks I’ll be a [...]

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