Luck vs Effort

A lot of people told me I’m super luck that I managed to secure a job during pandemic. Well, they’re right. I was lucky. But luck doesnt just fall on your lap. I had to do it with my own effort.

I did a ton of work to secure a job with another company. From applying for jobs, researching the role and company, learning how to speak well in zoom calls, going for zoom interviews, to speaking with recruiters and leveraging my network etc.

Sounds like hard work? Well it is. But thats not the tough part. Imagine putting in effort for the interview, only to get an email that says “Thank you for applying to ABC company. We have received a lot of applications for this role, unfortunately….”.

I wanted to give up. Getting rejected sucks… a lot. But I told myself, there must be some light at