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A Job Search Is Like Fishing

October 22, 2014
Written by Jackie Hott, faculty member, Arts and Humanities at American Public University

A job search is like fishing; you cast out your line with the goal of landing the perfect catch. The comparison recently occurred to me as I watched my son fish. He was prepared with his pole, bait, and tackle box. He sat a while casting out his line over and over showing patience, persistence, and attention to detail.

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