Cleaning out an old filing cabinet, you stumble across one of your early resumes, and I mean way early.
Does the person on the page feel like someone you once knew but lost touch with?
Our daily work is easy enough to document.
On the other hand,
condensing your YOU and distilling the essence of your best work into a series of headlines and bullets can feel like catching a cloud.
And a lot is riding on whether or not you catch it.
It's all around you, yet you can't quite ...
And for fun let's make it a moving target.
Who you are today is not who you'll be tomorrow. So this work never ends.
Here's the thing:
Grocery shopping, refueling your car and washing your clothes never ends either.
Because you learned how to do those long ago, you do them well without even thinking about it.
They seem incidental, yet they're vital to both your survival and success.
The difference between version 1.0 of your resume and who you are today comes down this:
how willing you are to drop elements of your old identity to be and do what's next?
What holds us back is not that we can't do the new, bigger or different jobs, it's we wait too long to put our "old" work in a filing cabinet and move on to the next thing.
Without realizing is we fear is we push ahead too hard, someone might ask "Who do you think you are?"
When the truth is, that can be an indicator you're making good time and you should keep pushing, not slow down.
The best thing you can do for your career is help someone else with theirs.
In that spirit...
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