I love burgers. Have you ever tried a fried egg inside your burger?
If not, you haven’t truly lived…
One of my favorite burgers is the Original from Slater’s 50/50: 50% beef 50% bacon patty. avocado mash. chipotle mayo, pepper jack cheese & a sunny side egg on a brioche bun.
The ingredients mesh perfectly, but the highlight of the culinary experience is the initial puncture of the yolk, it runs down the center of the burger and you have to take a bite before it drips on your plate.
My description may not be doing it justice, but it reminds me of a parallel in your career.
Similar to the moment the yolk breaks, there is a moment in time where opportunity strikes.
For example, it happens in the job search process: you’d love if employers gave you a timeline once you applied/interviewed, but that rarely happens (even if it does, it’s inaccurate).
Meanwhile you continue to apply for more positions hoping the “yolk” breaks on your preferred timeline.
Truth is you have little control over the process.
Do your research. Prepare for the moment. Brand yourself clearly.
Your next career prospect is all about timing.
It’s a numbers game. If you apply to one job and wait, you’ll be miserably waiting (and severely disappointed if you’re rejected).
On the other hand if you apply to multiple positions, network like crazy and follow-up like a mad man (or woman) something will eventually break when you least expect it.
Life is all about timing.
You never know when your career runny egg moment will come, but when it does will you be ready for it?