No Gain Without Pain: Risks Job Hunters Should Be Ready To Encounter

Are you a fresh graduate or any other job hunter? What hunting rifle have you chosen, and is it effective?

This is because job seeking has qualities that are a reflection of what a hunter possesses or goes through to get what he/she wants.

It’s a ‘game’ in which one needs to be not only smart but also a risk taker. A hunter must specialize in technique. A hunter knows where to be and where not to be; when to strike and when not to strike. A hunter’s life circles around tracking trails that lead to the hunted. Like Mahatma Gandhi said “The future depends on what you do today.”

Here are risks a smart job seeker should take unflinchingly;

Taking up a Temporary Job

It calls for no debate or second opinion that job security, or job continuity is very important. It’s so scary to feel like a loose tooth in your place of work, dreading every strike the clock makes as it pushes you closer to the end of your temporary work. However, we call it a risk because of that horrifying reality lurking somewhere in the future. But the returns are always huge. A smart job hunter will take up a temporary job if it is a career they love, and do all it takes to get experience and climb up the ladder,  day at a time.

Compromising Remuneration

When the issue of remuneration is thrown in, nerves twitch, because we all need a means of survival.

However, putting a fulfilling career on the pedestal calls for sacrifice. Sometimes, it is said, in order for  to quickly get to where you want you have to slow down. You may have to compromise on pay just to get in, and then work your way up from there.


Supposing that dream job shows up but at a place far away from where you live; you may have to make a tough decision. You may have to do what a smart job seeker would; Relocate for your dream job.

Switching Industries

Flexibility of skills is a golden card. If your skills are transferable to your dream industry and there is an opportunity to make that shift, take it.

Advancing Studies

There are careers that may call for you to go back to class and advance your studies. It’s not a swift ride

taking part time classes while working, but a smart job hunter has eyes on the price. “If you can DREAM it, you can DO it.” – Walt Disney

Rigorous Networking

It’s been said that your network is your net worth. Your dream job is just five people away. A smart jobseeker networks on social media, networks at events, and networks everywhere there is a chance to do so. By doing the above and being well-informed about the job you’re seeking, chances of hitching it are highly, unlike following an unguided path. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

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