Collaborative communities that work together, move mountains
Lend a hand. Encourage a heart, and watch the world around you change. Each of you is a transformational force of nature. Each of you, regardless of your age, color, religion, race, sexual preference, or political leanings, has a dynamic, unique organizational perspective that no one else can bring to the workplace. Why? Because, there’s only one you. Years ago, William Bridges wrote a career development book entitled “You & Company.” His message was crisp, and perspecatious. In essence, he expressed that each of us has a brand, and a special gift. Now the term product banding is in vogue. In the past few years, we’ve seen people alluded to as “employee brands.” Yes, as a job seeker, you are the brand. It’s brand you. No, you’re not necessarily a product, but if you brand your image, your unique selling points you can create a neat, and slick package.
As a perspective employee, you can create such an attractive presentation, you will present yourself to recruiters, and hiring managers with aplomb. As brand YOU, you can tease out all the skills, knowledge, and abilities you bring to a company. Think about it. You can do something that no one else can do as well as you. Ok, HRMargo, you might say, “I’m just a…or…”Yes but…” Stop. Stop it right now. Just for today, I want you to eliminate the qualifying statements: yes but, and I’m just a…and I want you to park them in the closet. Do it. For the rest of the day, every time your mind says, I can’t…or yes but I can’t because…or…I’m just a fill in the blank…catch yourself mid sentence. Replace those thoughts with, ” I can and I may need to do x-y-z, to get there.”
Unemployment is Hard, and I am CONVINCED HireFriday can help. I am so convinced that I am dedicating the rest of my life to this endeavor. I am a baby boomer. I wear that title like a badge of honor because with my age comes experience, wisdom, and compassion. With my maturity comes perspective, empowerment, and an ability to engage and reach across to other generations fearlessly. With my age comes a certain grace and generosity. And, finally with my age comes a quest for generativity. I can never completely give back all that has been given to me over the past 50 years of my life. What I can do is give in kind each day of my life to different people who cross my path.
Regardless of who you are, where you came from, what obstacles you may face...YOU can fill these shoes