Friend of a friend: “I could never get a job at the bank again”

Me: “Why’s that?”

Friend of a friend: “It’s not possible”

A few years ago, I had a conversation with a friend of a friend over brunch. She had left her banking job to go into another industry. She wasn’t happy with the job but felt she couldn’t go back to a bank because she had left and felt too much time had passed. It had only been a couple of years and I remember thinking it was a very strong belief for her to hold. This stopped her from even applying.

I’ve seen quite a few beliefs around the job market in Switzerland. Things like you won’t be able to get a job without having the relevant experience or you have to have German or you shouldn’t have gaps in your CV, etc. For those looking for a job, it can be very disheartening, and whilst some of these may have an element of truth behind them, they are not the be-all and end-all rule. There are always exceptions and I find there are often more exceptions out there when you look for them.

Years ago when I was looking for a Business Analyst role, I was told I wouldn’t be able to find one because I didn’t have the relevant experience, yet I found one. Maybe it’s the rebel in me that refuses to believe what is possible and what is not.

Question your beliefs and see if something really is possible or not.

To a large extent, you define what is possible.

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