If you've been job hunting for any length of time, you undoubtedly understand the importance of compelling cover letters, snazzy resumes, knock-'em-dead interviews, the all-important thank-you note and -- of course -- networking.
However, if you've been pounding the pavement for longer than you would like, you might be starting to suspect that there's another, less talked-about element to the successful job search
Like, for instance, luck.
In finding work, as in all aspects of life, luck plays a role. It's true in fat times; in lean times, it's that much more important.
But do you believe that people are either naturally lucky or naturally unlucky? Worse, do you believe that if it weren't for bad luck you wouldn't have any at all?