Persistence is Key

I checked out of the library a great resume writing and career guide Be the Captain of Your Career.

The author Jack Molisani talks in the book about persistence. He wrote that when you know how long it will take for you to achieve a goal that giving up halfway isn’t an option.

The author is a recruiter for the tech industry. It takes him 30 tries to be awarded a contract to find a candidate.

The author then knows that if he’s come up short 29 times he’s going to succeed on the 30th try.

Sitting in a chair in the waiting area of the law firm I was approached by a man in a suit who sat down next to me. He inquired as to if I was going on an interview and how the process was going.

My response was: “It’s like this–you get nine no’s and on the tenth try you get a yes. So you shouldn’t give up.”

Long ago in 1998 then I had picked up on what author Jack Molisani knows is true: giving up isn’t an option when the goal matters to you.

In coming blog entries I’ll talk more about goal-setting when it comes to finding a job.

Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and athlete.

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