I was scared to quit my first real job. I didn’t want to tell my boss that I was leaving. I know she was going to be mad at me. I was leaving for a competitor who was also going to pay me more. I was a traitor. How dare I leave a company for better money. She kept telling me that I was making the wrong decision by leaving and that I shouldn’t be making a decision based on how much the new employer is going to pay me. She was right, I shouldn’t base my decision on that. That obviously wasn’t the reason I was leaving, but she was convinced that was the only reason I wanted to leave.

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I get a lot of people asking me to help them find jobs. I’m not sure if they read about my job interview failures before they asked, but I digress.

Their story is usually the same:

  • They hate their current job, or don’t like how much they get paid
  • They want to find a job outside of their current industry.
  • They have been applying online for 2 months without any luck.
  • They know they can succeed in the job that they are going for.

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