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Depending on the rabbit’s foot? Hey, it didn’t work for the rabbit

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Shamrocks and other symbols of good fortune on display for St. Patrick’s Day bring the idea of “luck” center stage during the month of March.

Where does the concept fit in, however, when it comes to one’s career?

Here are a few perspectives.

There’s good reason why plaques featuring Jefferson’s famous saying—"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it"—have been adorning offices for years. The message gets to the heart of how the successful often view luck.

“How I believe this relates to one’s career is whether someone is going to sit around and expect to advance or get noticed or get a raise or whether they are going to take ongoing and committed action to ensure those results (such as staying abreast of developments in one’s industry and being known by those in the field),” says Darrell W. Gurney, career coach and author of Never Apply for a Job Again.

Cheryl Rich Heisler, president ...(register to read more)

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