As a Mompreneur….
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Back in August, I wondered: does change mean a loss? And today I’m exploring what happens when old life and new life clash. I’m sure you’ve been there at one point or surely you will in the future.
I concluded that of course, it does.
Change means a loss of identity sometimes, of possessions, of routine.
I also concluded that not all change is created equal and that, in those moments, I was thrilled for the change.
All of my conclusions could not have been more spot on. Back then I embraced them with grace. Today, I find myself completely exhausted by them.
My old life and my new life have come to a head. They have officially clashed.
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I spent no quality time with Ryan. I spent no time in my Bible. I was frustrated by far too many things. I accomplished things that have little meaning in my life. I didn’t accomplish things that have huge meaning in my life.
But somewhere, somehow during my day, I had a humungous AH-HA moment. I’m fairly certain it was during those moments of complete insanity and/or the mini breakdown session while lying on my bed.
I am drained.
I am mentally spent.
I am physically torn.
I thought I could have it all, do it all and make it all work.
But my old life and my new life have officially clashed, and I am done trying to make them all work.
Perhaps the conversation with my friend last week was a sign, “Can We Really Do It All?”
NO. No, we cannot really do it all.
In stumbling (literally, stumbling, fumbling and FALLING) to this realization, it hit me.
It’s time to choose less in order to gain more.
I get a lot done, and people ask me about it all the time so today I want to share with you how to accomplish anything and everything while staying sane.
Let’s start with something very simple for this 28-day series. And let’s start right from the beginning with Campaign JobSearch Your Traditional Resume.
What’s wrong with this resume? Nothing, technically. But “technically” doesn’t stand out.
Here is what the traditional resume tells people. It tells them that you are capable of putting together a resume. What it doesn’t show are all the things you might be truly capable of. Like…..what are you capable of when you show up day 1 of the job?
As my father-in-law has always said,
“Your resume can have all the accolades you want, but ultimately what can you do for me Monday morning at 9 am?”
So the question you might be asking me right now is, “Has my traditional resume gone to waste?”
No, it absolutely has not. After all, it was my starting place, and it will be your starting place as well.
Get your resume from the vaults, dust it off and fine tune it. Clean it up. Remove things you don’t think are important. Add things that are important. Think about all the things you’ve done in the past few years.
O, course there are more, but this should get you started. Work on this step, and once it’s done you’ll be ready to explore a more creative approach!
It’s the New Year! Time to kick off my 28-Day Campaign JobSearch Series.
Many companies are looking to hire this time of year. Meanwhile, many people are still struggling with unemployment. I know both of these facts because:
As a recruiter in my previous life, I have always understood the value of creativity when putting yourself on display for a potential opportunity (ie. resume). I saw many resumes that stood no chance because they had no differentiation (or 100 words misspelled). By the same token, I also saw a few resumes that were pushed to “priority” because they brought something to the table that no one else did – personality!
In my “new” life, which has come back full circle to marketing, emphasizing on social and community for digital, I feel fortunate to have had those experiences as a recruiter. In finding myself working “pro bono” and ultimately unemployed about 7-8 months ago, I turned to Campaign #HireHoff. You may or may not have ever stumbled upon it. That doesn’t matter. What matters is how I did this. No, I am not a Personal Branding or Social Media expert by any means, but my goal for you (as it was for me) is to make you one less person on the job market!
No, I am not a personal branding or social media expert by any means, but my goal for you (as it was for me) is to make one less person on the job market.
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Create a habit. Get “good” at you. Figure out who you are, what you want and where you want to be. They say creating a habit takes 28 days, and thus Campaign #JobSearch will last 28 days. Each day will focus on a different component to what I did and hopefully somewhere along the way you’ll pick up a thing or two.
Each day will focus on a different component of what I did and hopefully somewhere along the way you’ll pick up a thing or two.
Create Your Habit. Create Your Personal Brand. 2011 is about to be your best year yet!
See you next time for your traditional resume.
p.s. If you’re on Twitter, the hashtag #JobSearch is a good one to follow.
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