Two construction workers sat down to lunch. Worker #1 took out his turkey sandwich and eagerly started eating. Worker #2 tentatively opened his first sandwich. Examining it, he exclaimed, â€œYuck, peanut butter,â€ and tossed it aside. Reaching in for his second sandwich, he opened it, and carefully peeled open the bread to examine the contents. â€œYuck, peanut butter again!â€ he cried, with a dismayed look. Worker #1 asked, â€œWhy donâ€™t you tell your wife you donâ€™t like peanut butter?â€ â€œWife?â€ worker #2 asked, â€œI packed this lunch myself!â€
Many job seekers behave a lot like Worker #2. They create their own discomfort by resisting change and insisting on continuing to job search in the exact same ways they always have, even when they know they donâ€™t like the results. You donâ€™t like peanut butterâ€”or the lack of job offers? Make some changes, because itâ€™s all in your hands!
Some ideas to help you get the lunch you want to eat!
Read the rest on my U.S. News & World Report column.
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