Taking a Risk

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This is one of the things I don’t like about myself. I tend to play it on the safe side, I hardly take any risks. That’s one of the reasons people think I’m a wimp or not cool.

This is a bad habit I’ve had to deal with for a long time.

There’s been a lot of times where I should’ve taken a risk, but didn’t.

Right now, I’ve passed up a few opportunities because I didn’t want to take the risk.

The risks I’m talking about involve my career.

As you all know by now, I work at home as a freelancer. Even though I love it because of the flexibility, the main drawback is low pay and lack of tasks.

I’ve been searching around for higher-paying jobs, both at home and outside the home. I’ve been looking mostly at chat, retail, virtual assistant, and receptionist positions.

Some of these jobs look great with the amount of money and benefits offered. Yet, when I scroll down and see their requirements, my attitude changes. Most of these jobs require you to have a certain number of years experience in the field. That immediately freaks me out because I don’t have any experience in that area. So I think the company won’t hire me and I just skip the job, then begin my job search again.

I know it may not seem like that much of a risk, but I have a fear of rejection. In my mind, I’m thinking there’s no way they’re going to hire me with my qualifications and lack of experience. So I decided to go the safe route instead of taking a chance.

Everybody tells me to apply for these jobs because there’s a possibility they will hire me. I’m hoping I can get over this fear of risk and find the right job for me. I’ll keep you updated on how it goes.

 

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2 thoughts on “Taking a Risk

  1. Go for it! You may have the experience they seek and don’t even know it. Think outside the box, if they are requiring management skills think about how you manage your children and household. Communication skills? Writing and blogging! You just have to spin it a little. Good luck.

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