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A fellow blogger said something very kind about my work and I went and looked at his. I like it. It’s reflective and intelligent. Below is a paragraph that I not only like but I have wondered exactly the same thing!
Back to the question. I still have no answer for why work is so important yet so difficult to gain. Perhaps all important things are (difficult to gain). I sent somewhere between 100 and 200 job applications while un and under-employed. Too many people told me during that time and since that I should have been more proactive. I should have gotten out there face-to-face with employers, and called them again and again after applying. But why? If I’ve made the effort to register my interest in working for them, most often without them having even advertised a position, then haven’t I made things easy for them? It seemed to me that by simply emailing them my resume and cover letter, from that point on, the ball was in their court. And if I was to hassle them repeatedly for work then, to continue the tennis analogy, all I’d really be achieving was running over to their side of the court and hitting the ball back to myself. A waste of their valuable, and my much less (or so it felt) valuable, time.
So, just maybe, you can take a minute and go see what a struggling fellow blogger thinks.