We all have resumes. Some are technical, some are focused on business accomplishments, while some try to predict exactly what recruiters look for and throw every keyword possible in order to get through the door. But once you do, will you be happy?
Most people I talk to are unhappy with their jobs resulting in lower productivity, poor work-life balance and negative impact on relationships. They are unhappy, the employers are unhappy and the people around them are unhappy. It’s a circle we get stuck in for many reasons and don’t really make the time to think about it until “mid-life crisis”. Well, mine happened in 2012 and is still going strong. Which leads me to this…
To help the people and the organizations find the right match why not add another page to the resume? Make it the 1st page and call it a “Personal & Professional Summary”. Spend some time in contemplation as you create it. It requires self-awareness and asking the really hard questions. But after you do, you will have a pretty good idea of what job will make you happy and that will help everyone!
I know some will think this is risky. You will open up and may feel vulnerable. And if you do, some organizations won’t get it. But some will! And you will give yourself the best opportunity to love what you do every day. Isn’t it worth it?
To put my money where my mouth is and to give you an idea of what I have in mind, I put mine below (it all fits on 1 page when you do 2 columns). Good luck and be happy!
Main Essence expressions
– Strong sense of right and wrong
– Open minded
– Light hearted
– Helping others
– Spiritual development
– Inspiring people
– Continued self awareness
– Aligning job with essence
– Financial & Personal success
– Sense of accomplishment
– Recognition from others
– Business Intelligence
– Health and Wellness
– Organizational development
– Life Coaching
– Looking at things holistically
– Seeing ways to make anything better
– Creative solutions & new ideas
– Relationship building
– Keeping organized
– Doesn’t want to disappoint
– Cares too deeply and can get drained emotionally
– Doesn’t work well in a political climate
– Sees through people and doesn’t tolerate inauthentic ones
– Respects authority in those he admires
– Respects rules and structure if they are logical and practical
– Tries to change things for the better and if sees that it won’t happen gets discouraged
Will succeed working in jobs which allow
– New idea generation
– Working with people
– Creative expression
– Building and re-structuring organization
– Freedom and entrepreneurial spirit
A multifaceted creative thinker who is best suited in a strategic leadership role which allows him to innovate, build relationships and put the right people in place to execute the vision.