Only a handful of encounters are genuine career opportunities.
When everything falls into place, one single opportunity will become your next job and the next step in your career.
Until then, you might finish runner-up a few times, get overlooked or maybe even completely forgotten.
Throughout all the unsatisfactory outcomes - or lack of outcomes in some cases - your career experiences grow, your knowledge builds and your awareness deepens.
And you move one step closer to your goal.
[Pacifca Beach View - see more at Saundra's Flickr Photostream here]
All of your research, your preparation, your hard work, sticking-to-the-task, persistence, early mornings, late nights, wins, losses and everything else besides, count towards the end result when you finally achieve it.
Whether you are job searching, changing careers, facing or dealing with redundancy or layoff, your story, your questions and your opinions are welcome here as always.
All the best,