I’ve been working on bringing my hiatus ideas to Resume Mojo real soon and I’m really excited about that. I have a few — little things — I hope make a difference in people’s job search, resume writing service search as career development.
But I had to stop in the middle of this client’s résumé I’m building from scratch (don’t worry, I don’t charge by the charge the hour) to share something I am beginning to realize: People really don’t know what they do for work. SERIOUSLY. I sent this client a list of 15 questions asking for a in depth perspective of her employment background, and it floored me. I mean, she’s seems well-traveled and fluent and multiple languages (just a little jealous), but she did not and I’m assuming, cannot (because I asked follow up questions) express what a day in any of her jobs were like.
But she isn’t and hasn’t been the only one. I think it’s easier if people to have an office job. Those seem to be much more routine. Non-office jobs seem to throw people into a loop they don’t know how to communicate to others about their day to day responsibilities. Trust me, dissecting this paragraph of — stuff — is going to be challenging. I love the challenge, it makes me better, but it also has me wondering if we undervalue what we do based or the roles we’re in.
So, I think in October, I want to start exploring what exactly people do on their jobs that they don’t give themselves enough credit for. Because we all do more than get up, bitch, clock in, have lunch, clock and go home. I know we do. I want others to know they do too. I’m not trying to get people to be more inspired in their role, but I want them to know all they are and are doing in their role. Because they — you, me, we — are more than a logo, more than a uniform, more than a company ID.