Yup, you read that right.
Today is Thanksgiving. A day to eat, spend time with friends, eat more, be thankful for life’s blessings, and, finally, eat again.
In summary, there’s a lot of food. And the main course on practically everyone’s table? Turkey.
But what is a turkey? As defined by Merriam-Webster, the top three turkey definitions are:
- “A large North American gallinaceous bird (Meleagris gallopavo) that is domesticated in most parts of the world.
- Failure, flop, especially: a theatrical production that has failed.
- Three successive strikes in bowling.”
Interestingly, each one of these definitions applies to the job search. Don’t believe us? Stop packing on the pounds with pumpkin pie and read on.
You’re One Turkey Among Many
Turkey: A large North American gallinaceous bird (Meleagris gallopavo) that is domesticated in most parts of the world.
Courtesy of Merriam-Webster, “gallinaceous” means: “Of or relating to an order (Galliformes) of heavy-bodied largely terrestrial birds including the pheasants, turkeys, grouse, and the common domestic chicken.”
So basically, gangly birds that travel in packs.
When you’re a job seeker, you’re just one applicant among many. One turkey among hundreds. You keep hoping to find something great, but it can seem like you’re just wasting your time.
Don’t lose faith! …read more
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