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How To Handle Job Search Risk

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That’s the question asked in this Roger Wright article titled The Job Search Risk Factor.

Mr. Wright’s article poses a very interesting question that everyone involved in the job search scenario needs to consider, from the applicant to the HR department to the hiring decision maker. He makes some very insightful points, and I highly recommend you read it – even if you’re not looking for a job.

You see, risk is an inherent part of anyone’s career. Some are scared by risk. Others are prone to take too many risks.

How you manage the levels of risk in your career, be it through a job search or a business proposal to a client, often determines your success.

So ask yourself: “Am I a risk taker? Am I too MUCH of a risk taker?” Consider past times you’ve taken risks and how they worked out for you. What did you learn from the experience? This will teach you what risk means in your career.

I’d love your thoughts on the importance of risk. Leave me a comment on how risk has impacted your career!