Today, Wednesday, 25 November 2015 marks the first time I said no to a potential job.
Usually, I only apply for jobs I want, but I would still get phone calls about other jobs in different sectors. Asked if I’m interested in the job during these phone calls and my answer is always yes. I answer yes to be polite, but mostly because I don’t feel I am in the position to turn down a potential job. I felt I wasn’t at that point in my life to pick and choose which job I want. As a result, I would just accept whatever was offered to me, whether it was something that I want or not.
As I get older, I’ve realised it’s very important to be happy in your job. Don’t just accept a job because you feel you won’t get anything else, don’t just accept a job because it pays well.
Accept a job knowing it’s something you want to do. a job that will make you happy, a job that you can look forward to each morning.
Know what you want in life and work towards it. Never ever doubt yourself. Instead, build yourself up.
I know the type of jobs I currently want and I can see myself doing it in the future. I know I can be great asset in that field because I am passionate about it, and I have great knowledge and experience from previous jobs and from studying at university.
Turning that job down earlier today, has made me realised how much I have grown as a person and that God has been listening to my prayers. Yes the job may very well pay really good, but if I won’t be happy in it and if it’s not what I want, and I know I have the asset to get the job I really want, why take it?
Furthermore, I would be taking someone’s place that would really enjoy that job. I also believe that by doing this, God has made more room for the right calls. I have received quite a few calls, all potential job offers for the job I can see myself in.
The journey is so much more excited when you know what you want and when you know longer doubt yourself.
Therefore, as a reminder:
Know what you want.
Have a career plan.
Build yourself up, work on branding yourself.
Never doubt yourself. Believe in yourself.