You're Sitting in a Pot of Gold
By Elena Tuktarov, Project Displaced Contributing Columnist
Tell me if this sounds familiar:
“Hmm, I really want this job, but to get it I need a formal education first.”
You work really hard, putting the best effort to complete it fast with good marks. And one day, here you are – nice and shiny certificate in your hands. But are you celebrating your achievement?
No, because your ultimate goal was to get that job, so you are saying, “Ok, I will celebrate but only when I am on the role”.
You start a job hunt, long and challenging, you put your best effort to brush and polish all your skills, resume, you talk to recruiters, and here you are – your first day at the new role.
But are you praising yourself for what you’ve done now?