Find the four keys that open the door to more career opportunities
Are you and your colleagues practicing career serendipity? That is, are you taking advantage of the opportunities your organization has to offer as well as other chances that may come your way?
According to Barbara Neisendorf, the designer of Career Serendipity, Creating Your Own Career Good Luck, an online workshop, you can use four keys to open the door to opportunities.
First, a quick history lesson. The English author Horace Walpole coined the word “serendipity” in 1754 in reference to the Persian fairy tale about The Three Princes of Serendip. As the princes traveled the land they discovered things they were not searching for. These discoveries resulted from their keen observations and sound judgments. They linked together apparently unrelated facts and reached valuable conclusions. In fact, Persian kings richly rewarded the princes for their discoveries.