Steady and Reliable

On my way to work this morning, I spotted a young turtle steadily making its way across a bustling road. Naturally, I swerved to avoid it, promptly turned my car around, halted traffic, and rescued the little fellow (or perhaps lady – how can you tell?). Heroic moment, yay!


Now, you might be wondering, what does saving a turtle have to do with work or the job search? Well, let's draw a parallel with the timeless tale of the tortoise and the hare. Speed doesn't always guarantee success; steadiness is a key factor in various aspects, including:

1. Reliability: Employers often emphasize the importance of reliability. The simple act of showing up every day, punctually, holds significant value.

2. Consistency: Turtles, known for their unhurried pace, may not be speedy, but they reliably reach their destination (often with a little help from concerned individuals like myself, preventing them from becoming turtle pancakes).

3. Quality: Employers rely on a consistent level of quality in the work you deliver. Making repeated and similar mistakes can be more detrimental than beneficial.

Now, don't misinterpret the message. It's not advocating for sluggish work, even if it's high-quality. If that's the only takeaway, you've missed the point. Instead, glean a couple of lessons from the turtle – be reliable, embody the qualities employers seek in an employee or job candidate. And if the opportunity arises, rescue a turtle from the current surge in rain-induced appearances – they seem to be everywhere!

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