How to create your own career luck
Although experience and intelligence are important factors in getting to the next stage of your career, luck can sometimes be a driving factor. Bumping into the right person at an event or a cold email to someone you admire can unlock career opportunities you might not have had otherwise. Christian Busch says you can cultivate this kind of “smart luck” – and offers up two practices anyone can use to create more serendipity along their career journey. In this HBR article, he describes how to “set hooks” and “plant bombs.” Both strategies assist job seekers in highlighting their passions and career aspirations in both one-on-one and group situations so that they can connect more easily with the people who can help them get a leg up.