Friday, December 13, 2013

Superstitions About Your Career Search

Don’t step on any cracks in the sidewalk – it’s Friday the 13th! While you’re steering clear of black cats and walking around (not under!) any ladders, I searched the internet for some of the different superstitions related to your career search!

Lucky Items: It might be a lucky interview suit, a rabbit’s foot you keep in your pocket, even a special pair of slippers that you wear whenever you’re searching for job postings online!

Actions: You know that saying “it’ll happen when you least expect it”? Some take this to extremes with their career search as well – even turning off the ringer of their phone when waiting for a call from an employer! (I’m not so sure about this one… I wouldn’t want to miss that phone call!)

Rituals: Do you have a set routine for the morning before an interview? A specific thing you eat? I read on a blog that someone always sleeps with a glass of water underneath their bed.

One of my little superstitions is that for an interview, I don’t bring anything with me except a portfolio with my resume, a notepad, pen, and my car key. There’s no rhyme or reason as to why, but I feel more confident when I don’t have a lot of additional items with me—maybe it’s because I feel I already have all the tools I need!

Amy Smith, Graduate Assistant

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