Job Search: The Dual Mentality

posted in: Career, job search, strategy | 0

Last night I gave a presention to a group of about 40 job seekers at a local church. I focused on the concept which was first introduced by Tom Peter in his 1997 Fast Magazine article, “The Brand Called You.” That is… you need to think like you’re the CEO of Me Incorporated during your job search (and, well, really during your whole career!). This message is a core theme in my book, What You Need To Know To Get A Job Now!, and I’ve mentioned it many times here on the daily career blog. As CEO of Me Inc, you have many roles to fulfill. In the beginning stages of your job search, there are definitely 2 you have to jump into…

Your Universal Assignment – Making a Mark That Only You Can Make

posted in: Career, Career Change | 0

In his book, Release Your Brilliance, Simon T. Bailey speaks about his belief that you have what he calls a Universal Assignment. He adds, “And you are the only person on this planet of 6.5 billion people that can fulfill that assignment. You are here on Earth for a very specific reason. There is a void in the world that needs your touch, your insight, your wisdom you magic. You are here to be different and to make a difference.” Ah, making a difference… that intrinsic quality we find so elusive in our careers. I once read a survey in which employees were asked what they want most from their jobs. Choosing from a list of options such as…