Stop! First of all, you can do anything you want. Can’t is a bad, bad word. Didn’t your mother ever tell you that.
Second, what do you have to lose?
Third, do you really know this to be true? I mean, there is such a fine line between being pushy and persistent. Your definition is not the same as someone else’s.
Fourth, do you really care what they think? Why? Who are they anyway?????
You can’t please everyone, nor should you try. As a professional, you add value. You could be an asset to someone. But don’t be subservient, come from a position of authority and power.
How would you feel if you went to buy a car and the salesperson started begging you to buy the car?
We’ve all called for service (plumber, electrician, gutter cleaner) and never gotten a call back. Do you know why? Was the service provider thinking, “Gosh, I don’t want to call them back, they may think I’m being pushy”?
If you want something, you have to do the hard work to pursue it.
Have you not done something because you were intimidated by what the other person might think? Have you held yourself back because you were afraid of what someone might think?
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.