I saw a post online by an executive, advising career upstarts NOT to only apply for jobs that they qualify for fully. I concur. I am adding a couple more tips for young graduates, upstarts, and even middle-level executives hunting for jobs in this crisis.
I have worked more than 30 years, with slightly less than 30 years spent in professional, business, and executive roles. I have made some mistakes despite many career scores. So after a wise mentor sat me down one afternoon over lunch, my career took a different turn, and eventually, I went into business.
Real life is complex, and very little reality resembles what we read in fairytales or children’s books. Our storytelling should be authentic, realistic, and necessarily congruent with the complexities of life.
Recently, the world media was abuzz about a certain footballer who bit another on the soccer field, and seemed to have gotten away with it. After all, he has done that a couple of times before, and was never permanently barred from playing professionally (i.e. getting big paychecks).