They Say Jobs Don’t Fall In Your Lap, But Is It True?

“Jobs don’t grow on trees,” or, “A career isn’t going to fall into your lap,” are common retorts parents use to get their kids taking work seriously. Many of us are so frightened by these threats that we never forget them, no matter where our working lives take us. In truth, though, this advice may not be as set in stone as we think. What’s more, realising that could drastically reduce your work stresses. After all, you won’t need to worry as much about that promotion if it just comes to you.

Of course, for the most part, proceeding in your career does involve hard work. But, there are times when jobs crop up. This is especially the case when you start to make a name for yourself in a chosen field. Over time, you’ll realise that people seek you, rather than the other way around. This can be a fantastic way to achieve career goals. Of course, even jobs which seemingly fall from the sky need a little help sometimes. That’s why we’re going to look at how you can invite opportunities into your lap.

Let your work speak for itself

Perhaps the best way to incite ‘from the sky’ job offers is to work hard at what you do. If your work is good enough, it’s sure to impress. And that’s without your even meaning it to. Headhunters, like those found at are always on the lookout for the best work on offer. Even if you aren’t actively seeking new roles, getting spotted could lead to a position you would never have imagined. And, they’re not the only ones you need to impress. Doing your best work at all times also opens you up to direct job offers from bosses who like your style. In some cases, impressing enough may mean walking into a position tailor-made for you. Who wouldn’t want that?

Make the right connections

Making the right connections is essential in business. Hence why anyone who wants to go far spends time studying networking tips like those found at Real Business, and schmoozing with the big bosses. What you might not have considered is the fact that the right connections could lead to new roles. After all, once they know your name and abilities, those connections may consider you when roles come up or suggest you to their friends. Just like that, you could get a life-changing career call.

Make the most of moments when the stars align

Sometimes, new job opportunities really are a case of the stars aligning. Your parents would never admit it, but on occasion, new jobs do fall from the sky. Instances of this include meeting the right person at the right time, or spotting an advertisement for the perfect position when you aren’t even looking. Make the most of these situations by helping things along. Seek the friendship of that connection, or apply for the job. Most would agree, after all, that fate can only take you so far.

I urge you all to take a step back and look at yourself. How are you publishing your achievements online? How are you advertising your best attributes? Not everyone can say their job found them, but some of us are lucky enough to have had this happen. Fate found me my job, if it wasn’t for me updating my LinkedIn the day before, my, now employer would not have found me. And well… I would not be where I am, doing what I love.

Ashleigh x

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