When opportunity knocks, answer the door! In my mid-20s, I was among the finalists for a development exec job at one of the major studios. At the same time, I was a contractor working for a cable network. As my gig was winding down, the CEO of the network told me he’d like me to stay in his orbit and that he wanted HR to find a permanent role for me. I thanked him but told him I had other aspirations. Soon thereafter, I ended up not getting the other job, and that CEO left to do some other amazing things in his career that I would love to have been part of.