why treating yourself as a commodity is a great disservice (part 4)

Here’s the point of your resume: Ability to self-attune = self worth = career satisfaction What we see in the career landscape of today is that resumes that are supposed to represent your self-worth (and also determine a monetary worth for the work that you do) are actually resumes filled to the brim with shame…

why treating yourself as a commodity is a great disservice (part 3)

In the previous article you may have discovered that you unconsciously perceive your work as a venue for meeting your unmet childhood needs of acceptance, love and approval. In fact, you might have been funnelling most of your daily energy into this as your work and can tell because you feel its influence over how…

why treating yourself as a commodity is a great disservice (part 2)

On your resume you’ll know that you are commoditizing yourself if you notice any of the following (psst … this is where you take out your existing resume and check it against this list): :: Phrases taken directly in part or whole from books, online materials or from other people’s resumes to help you create…

why treating yourself as a commodity is a great disservice (part 1)

Human beings are not commodities. And yet, the way that you’ve learned to think, write, and treat yourself and others professionally is in the terms of commoditization. And what is a commodity exactly? (Just so we’re on the same page) A commodity is something that exists to satisfy needs. The problem with this perspective is…

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February 23, 2015 tagged as:

introducing the resume project

As a Career Counselor and human being, I want to live in a world where people feel free to be themselves – right from their resumes on through to each day of their life. This is because I grew up in a home that didn’t have time for who I really was. A home that…

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January 26, 2015 tagged as:

would you like to make your work more interesting? like today?

Here is a source of confusion about work relationships: Being informative doesn’t mean you’re being open. Even though most people – even private people – would say that they’re open to having open conversations – most people don’t know how to create an open conversation. Which is kind of ironic given that it’s the relationships…

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December 19, 2014 tagged as: ,

the real reason you need to work

People choose what they do for work for a variety of reasons that are completely unrelated to a sense of purpose, meaning or contribution. It’s so common to exclude these human needs from the world of work that it seems normal and perfectly logical to do so. However, if you really sat down and pondered…

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November 26, 2014 tagged as: ,

32 (actually) interesting networking questions you could ask instead

Networking … it’s a dreaded word. And an even more dreaded act to engage in (at least for most people). Unfortunately you only call something “networking” when you don’t like nor look forward to the experience of meeting or seeing people. BUT you have to call it something to make it feel like it wasn’t…

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November 8, 2014 tagged as:

get ready to write your own ticket

What I’m about to share with you shouldn’t be a secret anymore. And I’ll warn you right now that it’s going to sound unbelievable. Every time it’s happened over the years, I’ve found myself thinking: “Another one?!? I get to see another one!?! How can this be?” And if these weren’t the stories of my…

the gift of failure – and how to unwrap it

We grow up wondering if we’re ever going to feel “it.” You know, maybe if we’re lucky, we’ll stumble upon that illusive feeling. What feeling do I speak of exactly? The feeling of inner worthiness. The one we refer to as being “good enough.” In pursuit of this feeling without a set criteria, we create…

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September 22, 2014 tagged as: ,
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